Category Archives: Medicina Alternativa
It is now well established that interest in traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) is rising rapidly throughout the world. Policymakers, consumers and professional organisations have been calling variously for greater evidence, integration of TCAM and modern medical services; public sector support for TCAM services; and comprehensive national policy for what has been a consumer-led trend in most countries.
Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management
The field of Pain Medicine has evolved over the last 20 years to include an increasing array of sophisticated and technologically complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Concurrent to this advancement has been the development of a battery of pharmacological options to treat pain, from extended-release formulations of analgesics to antidepressants and anticonvulsants designed to treat specific types of pain syndromes.
The title Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine was chosen for this book to reflect the need for a critical overview of the subject areas that relate to the development of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of a dynamic process of change in contemporary society. The recent changes and developments in and the exponential growth of CAM are explored from a wide range of perspectives and covering several academic disciplines.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a major component of healthcare in most late modern societies. While there is increasing recognition of the need for more research in this area, it is frequently argued that such research should be directed towards establishing ‘evidence’ that will provide ‘answers’ to policy questions. However, complementary medicine is also a topic worthy of study in its own right, a historically contingent social product, and it is this sociological agenda that underpins The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
I spent eight years as a research biochemist. Throughout that time I lived with Sam, a large, ginger neutered tom cat. He had moved in with no fur on his belly and back legs – apparently as a result of fleas – and a medicine cabinet of powerful and expensive steroids. I decided that if fleas were causing Sam’s baldness then I would deal with them rather than spend my meagre funds on cat steroids. So I bought him a flea collar and dusted him down with flea powder.
There are a number of excellent books on the market addressing the role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in nursing, midwifery and physio-therapy (Rankin-Box 2001, Tiran 2000, Charman, 2000) which review, in general, a range of themes relevant to the discipline. As far as possible I have tried to avoid going over the same ground in this book, however, there will be inevitably some overlap. In addition I have assumed that the reader has a prior level of knowledge covering paediatric, professional and legal issues in nursing.
Alternative medicine is a term that causes confusion for most people.
What is alternative medicine? How does it compare with conventional medicine? What is integrative medicine? Is integrative medicine the same as alternative medicine? How does alternative medicine compare with holistic health? What do all of these practices have in common, and what are their differences? Do they work? Are they safe?
The reason most consumers choose to explore alternative approaches to healing is a very simple one: what they’re currently doing isn’t working.
According to a random survey conducted in 1997, 42% of Americans sought out and used one or more types of medical interventions that were not taught in medical schools and were not generally available in U.S. hospitals. This represented an eight percentage point increase over the 1990 results of the same survey. While the vast majority (96%) of these people were also seeking conventional treatment for their health problems, less than 40% of these people told their conventional doctors what they were doing. Clearly, something’s going on with alternative medicine.
In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine (often referred to as CAM in the literature) has grown tremendously in both popularity and economic importance. It is now recognized that about one third of the population of industrialized countries has had some experience with CAM. The new medical industry has generated its own field of adherents, practitioners, opponents, lobbyists, counterlobbyists, and regulations.
This book provides information on alternative and complementary therapies that can expand the healing spectrum for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). It discusses healing perspectives and paradigms that have not been a part of traditional modern medicine but that, nevertheless, comprised a key component of healing armamentaria throughout much of mankind’s history.
The various subjects are frequently discussed from a holistic, mind–body–spirit view, in contrast to conventional medicine’s reductionistic orientation that views us as a sum of our body
The rise of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) – a whole array of practices, products and approaches to health and illness1 – can certainly no longer be characterised as cultural fad or fashion. Changes in the use of titles (from ‘unscientific’ and ‘marginal’ to ‘complementary’ and ‘integrative’)
reflect a more substantive relocation and transformation of many of these medicines from the fringe to the mainstream of both community and professional health-care discourse and practice (Tovey et al. 2004).
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, by whatever name they are called, have existed from antiquity. Recognition of the widespread use of CAM by the people of the United States has given new emphasis to the need to better understand the effects of these treatments from the perspective of personal and public health. To provide a rational, effective, efficient, and personally satisfactory health care system, it is important and useful to know who is using CAM therapies and why,
In 1988, an exciting and important new program was launched at the Institute of Medicine. Through the generosity of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation, a lecture series was established to bring to greater attention some of the critical health policy issues facing our nation today.
Each year a subject of particular relevance is addressed through three lectures presented by experts in the field. The lectures are published at a later date for national dissemination.
Guía de las Medicinas Paralelas Hill Ann
1. Concepciones globales
1. Medicina oriental
2. Medicina ayurvedica
4. Medicina antroposófica
2. Métodos de diagnosis
El primer libro exhaustivo de acupresión clínica para los profesionales de la salud, de aplicación directa para los terapeutas manuales de todas las tradiciones. Un manual práctico que introduce la terapia ortodoxa en las técnicas alternativas, mostrando cómo lo mejor de ambas puede crear un armonioso conjunto en beneficio del paciente. Ofrece consejos prácticos en cuanto a diagnosis, secuencias óptimas de tratamiento, cuándo usar presión ligera, cuándo ser enérgico, etc. Las descripciones de tratamientos individuales vienen acompañadas de ilustraciones explicativas.
Atlas Gráfico de Acupuntura Seirin
La acupuntura forma parte del concepto curativo de la medicina tradicional china, que día a día adquiere mayor profundidad entre los médicos y pacientes de la medicina occidental. Los éxitos terapéuticos hablan por si solos.
Trastornos funcionales, entre los que también se encuentran diversos síndromes dolorosos, pueden modificarse mediante un tratamiento con acupuntura.
Manual innovador que presenta de una forma esquemática todos los puntos de acupuntura de los meridianos principales, los meridianos curiosos, así como los principales puntos secundarios. En total, 409 puntos acompañados cada uno de ellos por tres imágenes (orientación anatomotopográfica, representación del meridiano para localizar el punto, la colocación exacta de la aguja)
El cuerpo humano es como un edificio. Hoy día, los occidentales nos encontramos con el obsequio maravilloso de una perfecta planificación para ese edificio: la ACUPUNTURA. De unos meridianos perfectamente ubicados en un orden topográfico y a través de los cuales discurre la energía, con un caminar cósmico determinado, y en esos meridianos encontramos unos pozos o puntos a los que la sabia naturaleza otorgó un don específico para fines terapéuticos. Y eso es lo que estudia este libro: la Tonificación y la Sedación.
Aunque este libro haya sido escrito por un médico y se expongan en él diversos métodos de curación, su finalidad no consiste en formular recomendaciones concretas o consejos para el tratamiento de ninguna enfermedad en particular, sino que es un examen de los mecanismos de cierto número de terapias alternativas que pueden ser prometedoras como tratamientos complementarios con respecto a los planteamientos médicos convencionales.