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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Table of Contents

Continuing Medical Education
Foreword
Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
   Biologically Based Therapies
   Manipulative-Based Therapies
   Mind–Body-Based Therapies
   Energy-Based Therapies
   Therapies Based in Complete Systems
Basic Science Update
Screening
   Areas at Highest Risk of Toxicity
   Areas With Minimal or Uncertain Risk of Toxicity
   Potential of Misuse
Counseling: Establishing a Dialogue
Management
   Menstrual Disorders
   Reproductive Concerns
   Menopause
   Hormone Therapy
   Gynecologic Oncology
Special Concerns for Older Women
   Dehydroepiandrosterone
   St. John's Wort
   Ginkgo
   Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
   Valerian
   Selenium
   Other Approaches and Considerations
Surgical Considerations
   Perioperative Supplement Use
   Potential Benefits
Referral
Quality Control
Conclusion and Future Directions in Research and Therapy
References
Index

 




Editor
Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Gretchen M. Lentz, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
Published 6 times per year