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Botanical Medicine For Women S Health

Author : Aviva Romm
ISBN : 9780702065132
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Use herbal medicines to treat women at any stage of life! Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, 2nd Edition provides an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to botanical interventions for many different medical conditions. More than 150 natural products are covered, showing their benefits in gynecologic health, fertility and childbearing, and menopausal health. This edition includes new full-color photos of herbal plants along with a discussion of the role of botanicals in healthy aging. Written by Aviva Romm, an experienced herbalist, midwife, and physician, this unique guide is an essential resource for everyday practice of herbal medicine. Winner of the 2010 American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award! Current, evidence-based information covers more than 150 botanicals for over 35 different conditions. Case studies provide realistic scenarios and help you apply the content to the real world. Treatment and formula boxes summarize the most important information. Color illustrations and photographs of plants enable you to identify herbs visually as well as by substance make-up. Logical chapter organization begins with the principles of herbal medicine and then covers women’s health conditions organized chronologically by lifecycle, from teen and reproductive years to midlife and mature years. Appendices include practical, at-a-glance information on common botanical names, chemical constituents of medicinal plants, and a summary table of herbs for women's health. NEW! Updates reflect the latest research and the most current information. NEW Full-color design and detailed, professional color photos of plants make this a unique, essential resource. NEW! Coverage of the role of botanicals in healthy aging for women features phytoestrogens, Ayurvedic/Chinese herbs, and discussions of health promotion.

Botanical Medicine For Women S Health

Author : Aviva Jill Romm
ISBN : 0443072779
Genre : Health & Fitness
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With a unique combination of traditional and modern scientific data on herbal medicine, this comprehensive guide has the coverage practitioners need to treat women's health conditions with botanical medicine. Written by an experienced midwife, clinical herbalist, and MD candidate, this text blends a clinician-sensitive and patient-centered approach to women's health issues.

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Women S Herbs Women S Health

Author : Christopher Hobbs
ISBN : 1570671524
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Women's Herbs, Women's Health is a sourcebook of knowledge about how a woman's body works, the major health issues faced by women, and which herbal remedies can be used as a preventive measure or treatment. Includes information on why herbal treatments result in the least amount of interference in the body's natural rhythm, have the deepest effects, and produces the least amount of side effects.

Botanical Medicine In Midwifery Practice

Author : Susan Perri
ISBN : OCLC:1006334196
Genre : Herbs
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Botanical Medicine From Bench To Bedside Cooper Kronenberg

Author : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc-Publishers
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CONCLUSIONS The challenges presented in this chapter are very real and complicated by a chaotic marketplace and often disor ga nized research agenda. As revealed throughout history and confi rmed through contemporary research, plants have played an important role in women’s health. However, there remains much work to be done “from bench to bedside.” It is important to identify which botanicals are most effi cacious for a given condition as well as how they compare with conventional treatments in terms of safety, effectiveness, and cost. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies are essential as well as research on safety during pregnancy and lactation. Chaste tree appears to be a viable and safe approach for PMS, especially for women who choose not to take oral contraceptives and for whom lifestyle changes are not enough. Chaste tree may have the potential to address certain types of female infertility, which could be very cost effective if proven clinically effective. For PMS and infertility, the herb will be taken by women of reproductive age— so the question of safety in pregnancy is an extremely important one. If chaste tree can correct latent hyperprolactinemia, this would mean a safer and more tolerable treatment for many women. But before this can be studied, dose- ranging studies in women specifi cally looking at prolactin levels are imperative. And basic science is needed to determine what constituent(s), if any, should be considered for standardization based upon the condition being treated. There is defi nitely a need for more rigorous and creative research in the area of botanicals and women’s health. The researcher studies the effi cacy and mechanism of a given therapy so that broad numbers of patients may potentially benefi t from the treatment. Clinicians working in the fi eld of women’s health are keenly aware that treatments must often be tailored to meet the individual needs of the woman and that there is often not one simple answer. Clinicians and researchers could benefi t greatly from more extensive dialogue with each other— so that each can share their unique experiences and worldviews, learning from each other to improve both research and clinical care. For in spite of the lack of rigorous research for many botanicals, it is highly likely that many women will continue to seek out these therapies as a means of self- treatment and self- care. REFERENCES 1Upchurch DM, Chyu L, Greendale GA, Utts J, Bair YA, Zhang G, Gold EB. Complementary and alternative medicine use among American women: fi ndings from the National Health Interview Survey, 2002. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007;16:102– 113. 2Vickers K, Jolly KB, Greenfi eld SM. Herbal medicine: women’s views, knowledge and interaction with doctors: a qualitative study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006;6:40. 3American College of Obstetrics and Gynecol ogy: Committee opinion. Int J Gynecol Obstet. 1995:50:80. 4Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J, eds. Herbal Medicine. Expanded Commission E Monographs. Integrative Medicine, Communications. 1st ed. Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000. 5Webster DE, Lu J, Chen SN, Farnsworth NR, Wang ZJ. Activation of the mu- opiate receptor by Vitex agnus- castus methanol extracts: implication for its use in PMS. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Jun 30;106(2): 216– 221.

Pharmacology For Women S Health

Author : Mary C. Brucker
ISBN : 9781284057485
Genre : Medical
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Women S Health In Complementary And Integrative Medicine E Book

Author : Marc S. Micozzi
ISBN : 9780702035982
Genre : Medical
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This book covers the most common areas of concern in women's health. It provides a truly integrative approach, showing when, how, and for whom complementary/integrative therapies can benefit women in continuity with their regular medical care. This is an evidence-based, clinically-oriented book that presents the background and range of complementary and alternative therapies related to common medical conditions and functional complaints and disorders. It summarizes and analyzes scientific studies on the safety and efficacy of these therapies for various women's health conditions. Each chapter includes a description of commonly used treatments, discussions of safety issues (including adverse effects and drug interactions), a comprehensive summary and methodological assessment of clinical trials on the subject (with animal and in vitro data included as appropriate), and advice on counseling patients. Provides a clear review of the scientific evidence relating complementary and integrative medicine to the care of women. Offers a roadmap to the options in the treatment of women with complementary and integrative medicine - expanding the clinician's practice, whatever their specialty, with realistic possibilities. Features comprehensive coverage of safety issues. Written by leading experts in the field. Sidebars within each chapter provide at-a-glance advice for patients and practitioners. Includes key coverage of non-gynecologic issues such as nutrition, headache, depression, cancer, and heart disease. Offers comprehensive coverage of commonly used treatments and related safety issues, such as possible adverse effects and drug interactions, plus a helpful appendix on Botanical Products. A focused table of contents makes it easy to find the right treatment for each patient based on their condition. Features advice on talking with patients about self-treatments they may have read about in books or on the Internet.

The Herbalist S Way

Author : Nancy Phillips
ISBN : 9781931498760
Genre : Medical
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This updated edition of The Village Herbalist provides a complete guide to the art and practice of herbalism, as well as an introduction to the herbalist's role in family and community life. Inspirational profiles of practicing herbalists from across the country add a human touch to the authors' wealth of practical herbal knowledge. The Herbalist's Way includes time-honored healing wisdom from many cultures, as well as information on: • Roles and responsibilities of herbalists in their communities • Herbal workshops, conferences, and education centers • Growing, drying, and preparing medicinal herbs • Learning to listen to clients and recommend holistic treatments for healing and continued wellness • Licensing, marketing, and other legal and business issues facing modern herbalists • Comprehensive resources and suggestions for building your herbal library

An Introduction To Botanical Medicines History Science Uses And Dangers

Author : Antoine Al-Achi
ISBN : 9780313350108
Genre : Health & Fitness
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For those who want to make educated decisions about whether, and when, to use natural products, this text explains the most current scientific evidence of the roles that plants can play in our health: how they can prevent, modify, or treat disease. Since antiquity, humans have used botanicals to treat various conditions affecting their organ systems, and this book is built around explaining which plants may be used for major ailments affecting the various systems. The increasing availability of botanicals on the market, intended to be used as dietary supplements for health, has been fueled by the public's demand for a more natural approach to healthcare. Unfortunately, much of the information fed to the public on alternatives is based on anecdotal evidence (case stories), the advice of friends, or media features that often do not stand up to standards for scientific evidence. In this book Al-Achi explains current research and science that exists - or remains lacking - for the various botanicals as healthcare products. He also details the potential misuse and the dangers of some herbal formulas. Photographs of 62 medicinal plants are included. For those who want to make educated decisions whether, and when, to use natural products, this text explains the most current scientific evidence of the roles that plants can play in our health: how they can prevent, modify, or treat disease. Since antiquity, humans have used botanicals to treat various conditions affecting their organ systems, and this book is built around explaining which plants may be used for major ailments affecting the various systems. The increasing availability of botanicals on the market, intended to be used as dietary supplements for health, has been fueled by the public's demand for a more natural approach to healthcare. Unfortunately, much of the information fed to the public on alternatives is based on anecdotal evidence (case studies), the advice of friends, or media features that often do not stand up to standards for scientific evidence. In this book, Al-Achi explains current research and science that exists - or remains lacking - for the various botanicals as healthcare products. He also details the potential misuse and the dangers of some herbal formulas. Photographs of 62 medicinal plants are included. Because of its evidentiary approach, this book may serve also as a text for introductory college courses in the field of botanical medicine, or as a supplemental general text for an alternative and complementary medicine course. The history leading to the use of botanicals in healthcare is described, as are botanicals used in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, endocrine system disorders such as diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, men's and women's specific disorders, infections, chronic pain, psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression, and other health issues.

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