Hicks has practiced Chinese medicine for over 17 years.
Although CAM research as applied to aging is just beginning and health professionals receive no special training in CAM and aging, the United States population still continues to employ it. For diagnoses that accompany aging such as cancer, neurological diseases, psychiatric disorders, and physical disabilities, CAM has often been used in addition to or in place of unsuccessful conventional methods of treatment.
This new and up-to-the-minute compendium of reliable and authoritative information on complementary and alternative therapies seeks to provide information that older adults may use as they seek to improve their health and quality of life. Covering dietary means; physical, mental, and spiritual methods of treatment; and various types of therapies, this handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on complementary and alternative medicine available today.Each chapter or article includes:
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give up common addictions such as alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and sugar;
enjoy exercise and maintain a healthy digestive system.
Jan de Vries also suggests natural ways to cultivate healthy skin, hair and nails, relieve stress and boost the immune system. He also provides some important new information on dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Added to these tips, there is further advice on how to standardise sleeping patterns, ways to achieve optimum sexuality and fertility, and the best means of obtaining an overall sense of health, happiness and vitality in the long term.
Covering everything from the basic theory of Chinese medicine to how to find a practitioner, the book provides a definitive introductory guide to this ancient system. It includes explanations of each of the five therapies and their unique benefits as well as patients' first-hand experiences. With advice on choosing the right treatment, and comprehensive sections on useful addresses and further reading, the book provides everything readers need to know about Chinese medicine at an introductory level.
A practical handbook that provides all of the essential information, this book is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to find out more about Chinese medicine, whether as a treatment option or for general interest.