Integrative Pediatrics

Hardcover | September 14, 2009

byTimothy Culbert, Karen Olness

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There is ample evidence that children and adolescents in large numbers are actively using integrative (complementary and alternative) therapies. Various studies now indicate that over 50% of pediatricians surveyed would refer a patient for integrative therapy, and they would welcome morenatural therapies for children provided they were safe and effective. However, there has been little training for pediatricians in this area. Integrative Pediatrics addresses these issues and provides guidelines for pediatricians, parents, and general audiences in a balanced, evidence-based manner. In this volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library series, the authors describe a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of childhood disorders and well-child care, integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice ofconventional pediatrics. The authors examine what works and what doesn't and offer practical guidelines for physicians to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice and how to advise patients and their parents on reasonable and effective therapies. The text also covers areas of controversyand identifies areas of uncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters also cite the best available evidence for both safety and efficacy of all therapies discussed. The series editor is Andrew Weil, MD, Professor and Director of the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizon. Dr. Weil's program was the first academic program in the US and he is the major name in integrative medicine in the US, and well-known around the world. His program'sstated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."

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There is ample evidence that children and adolescents in large numbers are actively using integrative (complementary and alternative) therapies. Various studies now indicate that over 50% of pediatricians surveyed would refer a patient for integrative therapy, and they would welcome morenatural therapies for children provided they were...

Timothy Culbert and Karen Olness are well-respected OUP authors.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 6.1 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:September 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foreword IForeword IIAcknowledgmentsPart I: Foundations of Integrative Pediatric Care1. Timothy P. Culbert, Karen Olness, and Sunita Vohra: Introduction to Integrative Pediatrics2. Timothy P. Culbert, Victoria Maizes, Tai Mendenhall, and David K. Becker: Assessment and Treatment Planning in Integrative Pediatric Practice3. Judson B. Reaney and Gregory A. Plotnikoff: Culture and Spirituality in Integrative Pediatrics4. Danna M. Park: Essential Medicine: Self Care for Pediatric Providers5. Sunita Vohra and Trish Dryden: Research and Education in Integrative PediatricsPart II: Pediatric Perspectives on Specific Therapeutic Approaches6. Yuan-Chi Lin and Shu-Ming Wang: A Pediatric Perspective on Acupuncture7. Maura Fitzgerald and Linda L. Halcon: A Pediatric Perspective on Aromatherapy8. Karen Erickson, Elise Hewitt, Amy Watson, Anthony Rosner, and Randy Hewitt: A Pediatric Perspective on Chiropractic9. Mary Jane Ott, Larraine Bossi, and Jeanne Colbath: A Pediatric Perspective on Energy Therapies10. Amanda K. Weiss-Kelly and Susannah M. Briskin: A Pediatric Perspective on Exercise Medicine11. Paula Gardiner and Tieraona Lowdog: A Pediatric Perspective on Herbals and Supplements12. David Riley, Menachem Oberbaum, and Shepherd R. Singer: A Pediatric Perspective on Homeopathy13. Shay Beider, Erin T. O'Callaghan, and Jeffrey I. Gold: A Pediatric Perspective on Massage14. Daniel P. Kohen: A Pediatric Perspective on Mind-Body Medicine15. Matthew I. Baral, Wendy Weber, and Jessica Mitchell: Naturopathic Medicine and Pediatrics16. Benjamin Kligler and Emilie Scott: A Pediatric Perspective on Nutritional Therapeutics17. Ali Carine, Miriam Mills, and Viola Frymann: A Pediatric Perspective on Osteopathic MedicinePart III: Clinical Applications in Integrative Pediatrics18. Cora C. Breuner: Integrative Adolescent Medicine19. Sandford Newmark: Integrative Pediatric Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics20. Gerard A. Banez and Rita Steffen: Integrative Pediatric Gatroenterology21. David M. Steinhorn and Sheila Wang: Integrative Pediatric Intensive Care22. Scott M. Shannon: Integrative Pediatric Mental Health23. Susan F. Sencer: Integrative Pediatric Oncology24. Joy A. Weydert and Mark Connelly: Integrative Pediatric Pain Management25. Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, Leora Kuttner, Krista Westendorp, and Ruth McCarty: Integrative Pediatric Palliative Care26. Lawrence D. Rosen: Integrative Pediatric Primary Care27. John D. Mark: Integrative Pediatric PulmonologyPart IV: The Future of Integrative Pediatrics: Looking Ahead28. Timothy P. Culbert, Kathi Kemper, Lawrence D. Rosen: The Future of Integrative PediatricsPart V: Integrative Pediatrics: Additional Chapters - Web-Based Supplement29. Chris Feudtner and Wayne B. Jonas: Optimal Healing Environments in Pediatrics30. Kathi J. Kemper: Ethical Perspectives on Integrative Pediatrics31. Lynda R. Cyr, Timothy P. Culbert, and Lori Knutson: Designing Integrative Pediatrics Programs: Business and Administrative Aspects32. Mark D. Miller and Alice C. Brock-Utne: Pediatric Perspectives on Environmental Medicine33. Deforia Lane, Emily Darsie, and Barbara DiScenna: A Pediatric Perspective on Creative Arts Therapies34. Gurjeet Birdee and Paula Gardiner: A Pediatric Perspective on Yoga25. Karen Olness and Boris Kalanj: Improving Global Pediatrics and Reducing Health Disparities