Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-23
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals serves as a comprehensive resource on integrative health modalities. Perfect for both health care professionals and as a textbook for students, this text explores the discipline of integrative health care as a person-centered and person-empowering approach to health care, combining treatments from conventional medicine and clinically proven complementary and alternative medicine to address the body, mind, and spirit, As well as the environment and relationships with others. Key Features:   Inspirational Quotes Learning Objectives Key Concepts Examples Review Questions Self-assessment   View Sample Chapters   Instructors: Dowload the TestBank and PowerPoint Slides

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
The Roots of Conventional Medicinep. xvi
Concepts of Complementary and Alternative Medicinep. xviii
The Move Toward Integrative Health Carep. xx
About the Authorsp. xxiii
Holistic Stress Managementp. 1
Learning Objectivesp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Origins and Definitions of Stressp. 2
The Body's Reaction to Stressp. 3
Physiology of Stressp. 6
Effective Stress Management Techniquesp. 10
Key Conceptsp. 27
Questions for Reflectionp. 27
Referencesp. 27
Health and the Human Spiritp. 31
Learning Objectivesp. 31
Introductionp. 31
Spirituality Definedp. 32
Theories of Spiritualityp. 34
Spirituality and the Healing Processp. 37
Culture and the Healing Processp. 40
Spirituality, Religion, and Health Conditionsp. 41
Spiritual Ritualsp. 42
Spirituality and the Aging Populationp. 47
Spirituality and the Healthcare Systemp. 49
Spiritual Care Providersp. 51
Spiritual Assessment and Interventionsp. 54
Key Conceptsp. 56
Questions for Reflectionp. 56
Referencesp. 57
Energy Healingp. 61
Learning Objectivesp. 61
Introductionp. 61
What Is Energy?p. 62
Energy Healing Definedp. 72
Types of Energy Healingp. 74
Key Conceptsp. 78
Questions for Reflectionp. 78
Referencesp. 79
Healing Elements of Meditationp. 81
Learning Objectivesp. 81
Introductionp. 81
The Practice of Meditationp. 82
Meditation Types by Traditionp. 82
Meditation Techniquesp. 89
Health Benefits of Meditationp. 97
Key Conceptsp. 98
Questions for Reflectionp. 98
Referencesp. 99
Place and Space: Healing Environmentsp. 101
Learning Objectivesp. 101
Introductionp. 101
What Is a Healing Environment?p. 102
Creating a Healing Environmentp. 110
Children and Healing Environmentsp. 129
Communication and Educationp. 131
The Healthcare Provider as a Healing Environmentp. 131
The Future of Healing Environmentsp. 133
Key Conceptsp. 133
Questions for Reflectionp. 134
Referencesp. 134
Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healingp. 137
Learning Objectivesp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Differences Between TCM and Western Medicinep. 138
Basic Concepts of TCMp. 139
Causes of Disharmonyp. 147
Diagnostic Techniquesp. 149
Treatment Methodsp. 151
Key Conceptsp. 164
Questions for Reflectionp. 164
Referencesp. 164
Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Carep. 167
Learning Objectivesp. 167
Introductionp. 167
What Is Ayurveda?p. 168
The Principles of Ayurvedap. 171
Causes of Diseasep. 188
Stages of Diseasep. 190
Diagnostic Techniquesp. 191
Ayurvedic Treatmentsp. 192
Ayurvedic Practitioners in the United Statesp. 201
Key Conceptsp. 203
Questions for Reflectionp. 204
Referencesp. 204
Humor and Healthp. 205
Learning Objectivesp. 205
Introductionp. 205
An Overview of Humorp. 207
Theories of Humorp. 216
Myths about Humor and Laughterp. 220
Effects of Humor and Laughterp. 221
Humor in Health Carep. 227
Key Conceptsp. 236
Questions for Reflectionp. 236
Referencesp. 237
Music Therapy and Sound Healingp. 239
Learning Objectivesp. 239
Introductionp. 239
Healing with Sound and Musicp. 240
Music Therapy Goalsp. 248
Music Therapy Interventionsp. 249
Music Therapy Modalitiesp. 252
Physiological and Psychological Responses to Musicp. 254
Evidence-Based Practice in Music Therapyp. 256
Key Conceptsp. 257
Questions for Reflectionp. 257
Referencesp. 257
Integrative Nutritionp. 261
Learning Objectivesp. 261
Introductionp. 261
Food and Healthp. 262
Dietary Theoryp. 264
Diet Typesp. 269
Nutraceuticalsp. 273
Modern Nutrition Issuesp. 275
Spiritual Nutritionp. 279
Herbs and Herbalismp. 279
Key Concernsp. 291
Key Conceptsp. 295
Questions for Reflectionp. 295
Referencesp. 296
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapiesp. 297
Learning Objectivesp. 297
Introductionp. 297
Cultural Variations in Bodyworkp. 299
Bodywork Approach to Awareness and Physical Healthp. 299
Therapeutic Massagep. 299
Eastern, Meridian-Based, and Point Therapiesp. 305
Energy-Based Therapiesp. 308
Emotional Bodywork Therapiesp. 308
Manipulative Therapiesp. 309
Cautions and Contraindications to Bodyworkp. 312
Key Conceptsp. 314
Questions for Reflectionp. 314
Referencesp. 314
Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movementp. 317
Learning Objectivesp. 317
Introductionp. 317
The Physiology of Exercisep. 319
Physiological Effects of Exercise on Healthp. 323
Psychological Effects of Exercise on Healthp. 326
Mechanics of Breathingp. 327
Movementp. 328
Initiating a Fitness Training Programp. 337
Key Conceptsp. 341
Questions for Reflectionp. 341
Referencesp. 341
Indexp. 343
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