Alternative Medicine for the Elderly by P. CherniackAlternative Medicine for the Elderly by P. Cherniack

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

EditorP. Cherniack, N. Cherniack

Hardcover | April 23, 2003

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This book on complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for the Elderly provides a critical and objective evaluation of alternative medical therapy for the elderly. The focus on practical aspects such as adverse effects and general risks of various therapeutic methods makes it a valuable reference book for the general practitioner, for geriatricians and professionals within the area of alternative medicine, but also for interested laypeople. In the three sections, Epidemiology, Types of CAM, and Common Medical Problems and CAM, a broad range of issues are covered. They range from drug compliance in elderly people to CAM in the treatment of specific conditions such as pulmonary diseases, arthritis or cancer. The above features and in particular the unbiased approach to discuss the pros and cons of CAM make this publication a must-have for everybody searching for detailed information on alternative medicine for the elderly.
Title:Alternative Medicine for the ElderlyFormat:HardcoverPublished:April 23, 2003Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540441697

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Table of Contents

A EPIDEMIOLOGY1 Patterns and Predictors of CAM Use Among Older AdultsJ. Astin2 Why Do the Elderly Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine?A. Furnham3 The Use of Alternative Medicine by the Elderly and the Doctor-Patient RelationshipE.P. Cherniack4 Alternative Medicines and the ElderlyJ. McElnay5 Ethical Issues Associated with CAM Use Among the ElderlyP. KomesaroffPreface To Future Trends in The Use of Complementary and Alternative MedicineE.P. Cherniack6 Future Trends in Use - Focus on a Traditional System of Natural MedicineR. Schneider, J.W. Salerno, S.I. Nidich B TYPES OF CAM USED7 Alternative Therapy: Vitamin Use in the ElderlyJ. Thurman, A. Mooradian 8 Herbal Therapy and the ElderlyB. Bauer9 The Use of Green Tea by the ElderlyH. Mukhtar10 Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for the Elderly?E. Ernst11 Unconventional Western MedicineR. McCarney, P. Fisher Preface Traditional Chinese and Japanese Oriental MedicineE.P. Cherniack12 The Use of Traditional Japanese and Chinese Medicine for the ElderlyK. Miyamoto13 Acupuncture in the Context of Traditional Chinese MedicineN.S. Cherniack, E.P. Cherniack 14 Current Practice of Acupuncture; Use in Common Diseases of the ElderlyXiao Chun Yu, Jiang Hong Ye, Wen Hsien Wu15 Steven Farrell Tai Chi Use and the ElderlyPreface AyurvedaE.P. Cherniack16 Ayurveda - The Ancient Scientific Medicine with Natural HealingI.R. Krishna 17 Native American Elder CareL. Mehl-MadronaPreface To Folk Medicine Chapter18 Looking After Our Elders: Healthcare and Well-being of the Elderly from the Perspective of Gwich'in and Other First Nations of CanadaN. Turner19 Complementary and Alternative medicine use among LatinosD. Salas-Lopez, A. Natale-Pereira 20 Diet and Lifestyle Modification for the ElderlyE.P. Cherniack21 The Benefits of Lifestyle Modification for Older PeopleA.L. SilbermanC COMMON MEDICAL PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY AND CAM22 Treatments for Arthritis: Conventional Drugs versus Complementary Alternative MedicinesYuan Lin23 Alternative and Complementary Treatments in Respiratory Diseases in the ElderlyN.S Cherniack24 The Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Older WomenF. Milan25 The Use of Phytotherapy in the Treatment of Men with Benign Prostatic HyperplasiaG. Gerber26 Alternative and Complementary Methods in Cancer Treatment, Palliation, and PreventionN.S. Cherniack27 Dementing Illness and Complementary and Alternative MedicineR. McCarney, J. Warner 28 Depression in the ElderlyN.S. Cherniack, E.P. Cherniack 29 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in NeurologyS. Kaufman, M. Rubin 30 Acupuncture Effect on PainWen-hsien Wu, Jiang Ye

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"... a well-written objective format...All practitioners caring for older persons will find this book of use...The range of topics here is wonderful, ranging from mediation to Ayurvedic medicine, Native American practices, popular Latino remedies and much more. Chapters on epidemiology and the ethical dimensions of care are excellent....This is the best book on complementary medicine around...The style of writing and editing is superb in its clarity. This is a wonderful addition to the literature...(4 stars)" (DOODY'S REVIEW)"The book Alternative Medicine for the Elderly is an important completion for the well-accepted therapies in geriatrics. . All chapters of this book are clearly arranged and expanded by extensive references. The data are critically discussed. The book can be recommended to all geriatricians, specialists of internal medicine, psychiatry, neurology, and everybody interested in alternative medicine and geriatrics." (Dieter Platt, Gerontology, Vol. 50 (2), 2004)