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Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep

Series: Respiratory Medicine, Vol. 4

Chlan, Linda, Hertz, Marshall I. (Eds.)

2012, XVI, 328 p.

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  • Provides an overview of integrative therapies and their scientific basis
  • Contains information and suggestions for evaluating the implementation of integrative therapies into practice, including considerations for the appropriate referral of patients to an integrative health practitioner
  • Each chapter addresses the state of the science on the Cam domains (Mind-body practices, Biologically-based practices, Manipulative & Body-based practices, Energy medicine)

Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep provides an overview of integrative therapies to assist clinicians caring for patients with acute or chronic lung diseases and sleep disorders--emphasizing the scientific bases for these therapies; and their implementation into clinical practice.  This volume focuses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, modalities, and practices that are integrated with conventional medical treatment and for which there is some evidence of safety and efficacy.  Whole Medical Systems, with a specific focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine , are also addressed.  Individual chapters are devoted to specific health conditions or illnesses, addressing  the current state of the science in the four organizing CAM domains, including available information regarding benefits, risks, or safety considerations.   Unique aspects of this volume are the chapters related to evaluation of the evidence base for integrative therapies; new animal model research with herbal preparations focused on the serious problem of sepsis in the ICU; guidance for counseling patients with chronic lung illnesses who may be desperate for a cure; and palliative and end-of-life care for patients with chronic lung conditions.   Clinicians in various health care settings will find Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep beneficial in their practice, particularly as the use of integrative therapies becomes more widespread.
 

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Keywords » Acute Sleep Disorders - Asthma - COPD - Chronic Sleep Disorders - Complementary Alternative Medicine - Critically Ill Patients - Cystic Fibrosis - End-of-Life and Palliative Care - Integrative Therapies - Interstitial Lung Disease - Lung Cancer - Lung Transplantation - Mechanical Ventilatory Support - Pulmonary Fibrosis - Pulmonary Hypertension - Smoking Cessation

Related subjects » Complementary & Alternative Medicine - Internal Medicine - Medicine

Table of contents 

Overview of Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices.- Evalluation of Integrative Therapies for Research and Practice.- Integrative Therapies in Chronic Pulmonary Conditions.- Integrative Therapies for People with Asthma.- Integrative Therapies  for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.- Integrative Therapies for People with Interstitial Lung Disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.- Integrative Therapies for People with Cystic Fibrosis.- Integrative Therapies for People with Lung Cancer.- Integrative Therapies for Lung Transplantation Recipients.- Integrative Therapies in the Management of Critically Ill Patients.- Integrative Therapies to Promote Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit.- Future Application of Integrative Therapies for Sepsis: Bench and Experimental Animal Models.- Integrative Therapies to Manage Acute and Chronic Sleep Disorders.- Integrative Therapies for Tobacco Cessation.- Integrative Therapies to Support Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Lung Disease.- Whole Medical Systems in Lung Health and Sleep: Focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine.- Counseling Patients with Chronic Lung Disease: Interdisciplinary Strategies for  Reducing Distress.- Afterword.

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