|Author||: Aviva Romm|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Total Pages||: 715|
|Rating||: 4/5 (501 Downloads)|
Download or read book Botanical Medicine for Women's Health E-Book written by Aviva Romm and published by Elsevier Health Sciences. This book was released on 2009-05-22 with total page 715 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive resource of medical and herbal interventions related to women's health issues, Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health provides a unique combination of traditional and modern scientific data on herbal medicine. Written by Aviva Romm, MD, an experienced herbalist, physician, and midwife, this guide blends a clinician-sensitive and patient-centered approach to women’s health issues. Coverage of menstrual health, fertility, breast conditions, and more makes this an essential resource for everyday practice. Winner of the 2010 American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award! Expert author Dr. Aviva Romm combines her experience as an herbalist, physician, and midwife for a fully integrated approach to medical and botanical interventions. Convenient organization begins with herbal medicine and then covers health conditions organized chronologically by lifecycle help you understand the relationship between herbal medicine and women’s health. Plant profiles include principle uses, clinical indications, and safety information on the 10 most commonly used botanicals for women’s health. Detailed illustrations and professional plant photographs enable you to identify herbs visually as well as by substance make-up. Specialized focus on women’s health and botanical medicine provides the specific information you need for treating women at any stage of life. Content on over 150 botanicals for over 35 different conditions make this a comprehensive resource for current, evidence-based information. Appendices on common botanical names, quick dose reference charts, adverse interactions, and botanical medicine resources offer practical information at a glance. Over 30 expert contributors with a combination of practical experience as clinicians and teachers provide a unique, clinically based perspective on botanical medicine. Each chapter follows a consistent format, particularly when it comes to presenting a health condition, and is 2-7 pages in length. The chapter coverage includes a definition of the condition, a brief discussion of the incidence of the condition, the etiology, the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis including relevant tests, suggested medical management, prevention and botanical treatment strategies (including pertinent nutritional information typically prescribed by those using botanical medicines when applicable).