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TitleComplementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Richard A. Stein, Mehmet C. Oz
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2004
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Descript XI, 285 p. online resource


With more than 50% of patients self-medicating today and with the enormous variety of complementary or alternative medicines (CAM) available, it has become imperative for health care providers to be familiar with, and knowledgeable about, these widely used treatments. In Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine, academic clinicians, clinical scientists, well-known practitioners of alternative medicine, and authors of popular works on the subject summarize the facts about complementary cardiovascular medications so that physicians can confidently and intelligently advise their patients. The authors comprehensively explain the background for each important alternative therapy, its rationale, the evidence supporting its use, its possible interaction with standard medicines, and, where possible, what is known about its safety and efficacy. The therapies for treating coronary heart disease (CHD) range from the more commonly encountered herbs, vitamins, supplements, and dietary fats and oils, to such less familiar techniques as acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, chelation therapy, meditation, aroma therapy, prayer, and energy therapies.ย  Comprehensive and informative, Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine offers traditional health care providers not only a critical introduction to the benefits and risks of CAM therapies in cardiovascular medicine, but also a sound basis for effectively counseling patients about the value and risks of these therapies


1 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: An Introduction -- 2 History, Regulation, Integrity, and Purity of Herbs and Supplements -- 3 Botanical Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease -- 4 Herb and Dietary Supplement Interactions With Cardiovascular Drugs -- 5 Vitamin Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease -- 6 Oils and Fats in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease -- 7 Nutrachemicals in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease -- 8 Meditation and Cardiovascular Disease -- 9 Prayer and Cardiovascular Disease -- 10 Massage Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease -- 11 Acupuncture in Cardiovascular Disease -- 12 Chelation Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease -- 13 Energy Medicine, Energy Therapies, and Cardiovascular Disease -- 14 Homeopathy and Cardiovascular Disease -- 15 Aromatherapy and Cardiovascular Disease -- 16 A Physicianโ{128}{153}s Guide to CAM and Cardiovascular Disease on the World Wide Web

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