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Clinical Naturopathy

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ISBN: 9780729579261

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Clinical Naturopathy

An evidence-based guide to practice

By Jerome Sarris, PhD (UQ), MHSc HMed (UNE), BHSc WHMed (ACNM), Adv Dip Nat (ACNM), Adv Dip Acu (ACNM), MNHAA and Jon Wardle, BHSc Naturopathy (ACNM), MPH (UQ), NHMRC

Copyright 2011
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Clinical Naturopathy details key treatment protocols and "evidence-based" complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice. The book is written by leading practitioners in the field, exploring naturopathic treatments (herbal, nutritional, dietary, lifestyle) for a range of medical conditions that are commonly encountered in modern practice. The unique perspective of the book is that it combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous research.

Case study examples at the end of chapters manifest the author’s clinical knowledge, contextualising theory into relevant clinical application. The book is a landmark guide to naturopathic practice.

Clinical Naturopathy initially outlines an introduction to Case Taking Methodology, as well as Diagnostic Techniques used by naturopaths, and then details treatment protocols and prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems. Special sections on naturopathic treatment at various stages of the life cycle (paediatrics, pregnancy, aging), and complex health conditions (e.g. HIV, Cancer, pain management), are also covered. Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, including reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values, traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, and drug-CAM and chemotherapeutic and drug-CAM interaction tables.

This text will be essential reading for naturopathic students and practicing naturopaths, for practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, in addition to advancing their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions. The book will also be a valuable resource on naturopathic practice for Allied Health and medical practitioners.

Key Features

• addresses pre-clinical and clinical naturopathy subjects (from third year naturopathy to post-graduate level)
• focuses on major medical conditions, and outlines naturopathic and integrative medical treatments
• features case studies to contextualise theory into relevant clinical application
• includes user-friendly clinical decision trees, tables and figures
• is rigorously researched with over 4000 references


Students and academics of naturopathy, herbal medicine and nutritional medicine.

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Author Information

By Jerome Sarris, PhD (UQ), MHSc HMed (UNE), BHSc WHMed (ACNM), Adv Dip Nat (ACNM), Adv Dip Acu (ACNM), MNHAA, NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, and Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia Formerly School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia and Jon Wardle, BHSc Naturopathy (ACNM), MPH (UQ), NHMRC, Public Health Scholar, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Director, Research Capacity Stream, NORPHCAM; Trans-Pacific Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Washington, USA

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