Provides healthcare professionals with condition-specific information on common uses of natural therapies.
Information on over 80 Monographs
Arranged alphabetically in a unique 4-page format, this section provides the user with an overview of the condition, lifestyle recommendations, decision tree, natural products to consider, and special considerations. Cross-references are provided to the natural product monographs.
Covers 175 Natural Products
Contains 175 monographs on each natural product discussed in the Pocket Guide. Monographs are arranged alphabetically and provide up to 15 key fields of information including Dosage and Standardization, Reported Uses, Active Forms, Plant Part, Pharmacology, General Warnings, and References.
Over 100 pages of Charts & Lists
The charts and lists section provides over 100 pages of useful quick reference information. This section includes Herb Quick Reference Chart, Nutraceutical Chart, Homoeopathic Quick Reference Chart for Common Complaints, Vitamins/Minerals/Trace Elements/Amino Acids, Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions, Herbal Medicine Use in Pediatrics, Herb/Drug Potential Interactions, Unsafe Herbs, and Organ System Support Using Natural Products.
This new resource for providers is a comprehensive guide to natural products for common medical conditions. Overviews of natural medicine, conditions, and monographs on herbs, vitamins, etc., are presented. This handy reference offers information to healthcare providers about natural products, such as homeopathy, nutrition, and herbs for patient health management. The authors combine natural medicine with allopathic therapy.
Physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, pharmacists, and students in the health sciences, especially if prescribing, will benefit from this book. The principal author has been involved in holistic health and practice for over 15 years, and appears to be well versed in the area. There are brief overviews of facets of natural medicine, monographs of herbs with dosing descriptions, cautions/warnings and interactions, numerous quick reference charts (e.g., drug-natural therapy interactions), and pediatric use, that are well organized and packed with current information.
Algorithms and decision trees are presented under clinical conditions and are effective devices to direct clinicians to natural or traditional treatment options. The information in this manual is well detailed and specific, especially regarding the herbal homeopathic remedies. This is an extremely useful, comprehensive compendium of information on natural-herbal remedies that complement traditional allopathic treatments for clinicians to utilize for health enhancement and disease prevention. The authors do a terrific job of pulling a lot of up-to-date information together and presenting it in a pocket handbook that is portable and easy to use.