2003

Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

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ISBN: 978-3-642-07913-9 (Print) 978-3-662-05185-6 (Online)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVII

  2. Epidemiology

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      Pages 1-2

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      Patterns and Predictors of CAM Use Among Older Adults

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      Pages 9-25

      Why Do the Elderly Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

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      Pages 27-46

      The Use of Alternative Medicine by the Elderly and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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      Pages 47-61

      Alternative Medicines and the Elderly

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      Pages 63-72

      Ethical Issues Associated with CAM Use Among the Elderly

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      Pages 73-87

      Future Trends in Use — Focus on Transcendental Meditation as a Traditional System of Natural Medicine

  3. Types of CAM Used

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      Pages 89-89

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      Pages 91-109

      Alternative Therapy: Vitamin Use in the Elderly

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      Pages 111-132

      Herbal Therapy and the Elderly

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      Pages 133-143

      The Use of Green Tea by the Elderly

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      Pages 145-152

      Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for the Elderly?

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      Pages 153-172

      Unconventional Western Medicine

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      Pages 173-193

      The Use of Traditional Japanese and Chinese Medicine for the Elderly

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      Pages 195-201

      Acupuncture in the Context of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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      Pages 203-225

      Current Practice of Acupuncture — Use in Common Diseases of the Elderly

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      Pages 227-234

      Tai Chi Use and the Elderly

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      Pages 235-255

      Ayurveda — The Ancient Scientific Medicine with Natural Healing

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      Pages 257-263

      Herbal Folk Medicine

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      Pages 265-286

      Native American Elder Care

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      Pages 287-300

      Looking After Our Elders: Healthcare and Wellbeing of the Elderly from the Perspective of Gwich’in and Other First Nations of Canada

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      Pages 301-307

      Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Latinos

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