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A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine

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ISBN: 9780729579087

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A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine

By Vicki Kotsirilos, MBBS, FACNEM, Luis Vitetta, PhD, GradDipNutrEnvironmed, GradDipIntegrMed and Avni Sali

550 pages
Copyright 2010
$109.99, Online Product, Reference

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The must-have integrative and complementary medicine reference from experts in the field

This exhaustive textbook is ideal for anyone with an interest in integrative and complementary medicine in Australia; including General Practitioners, medical students, integrative clinicians and health practitioners.

A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine presents non-pharmacologic treatments for common medical practice complaints – all supported by current scientific evidence. These include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), asthma, insomnia, anxiety, depression and many more.

This practical health resource profiles myriad approaches in integrative and complementary medicine, such as mind-body medicine, stress management techniques, dietary guidelines, exercise and sleep advice, acupuncture, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and advice for managing lifestyle and behavioural factors.

It also looks at complementary medicines that may impact the treatment of disease.

A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine contains only proven therapies from current research, particularly Cochrane reviews, systematic reviews, randomised control trials, published cohort studies and case studies.


"From the newly interested integrative practitioner to the more experienced, this book is a necessary book in your clinic
office, and should be on hand if trying to search for the evidence that exists to support a well trained ACNEM doctor." ACNEM Journal (Vol 30 No 1), April 2011.

"... this book is a thoroughly referenced evidence based text on integrative medicine dealing with a range of common disorders seen in clinical practice, although it does appear to be geared more to the medically qualified practitioner with its emphasis on evidence based medicine, but this can only be viewed as a positive step toward CAM therapies being taken seriously. The book may encourage doctors to be more understanding and accepting of their patients’ desires to integrate CAM therapies with conventional treatment. All health practitioners should find the text a handy reference tool and useful addition to their library. Advanced students of naturopathy may find it invaluable for assignments." Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism 2011 23(1).

Key Features

• easy access to evidence-based clinical data on non-pharmacological treatments – including complementary medicines – for common diseases and conditions
• instant advice on disease prevention, health promotion and lifestyle issues
• chapter summaries based on scientific evidence using the NHMRC guidelines grading system
• printable patient summary sheets at chapter end to facilitate discussion of clinical management
• conveniently organised by common medical presentations

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By Vicki Kotsirilos, MBBS, FACNEM, Dr Vicki Kotsirilos Medical Practitioner, Founder of AIMA; Chair RACGP working party on IM; Adjunct Senior Lecturer Monash University; Federal Government TGA; Member ACCM ; Luis Vitetta, PhD, GradDipNutrEnvironmed, GradDipIntegrMed, Associate Professor Luis Vitetta Director of Centre for Clinical Integrative and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland; Medical Practitioner and Avni Sali, Professor Avni Sali Founding Director National Institute of Integrative Medicine; Honorary Professor at The School of Medicine, The University of Queensland; President of The International Council of Integrative Medicine

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