Complementary, Alternative & Integrative Health

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Edition 01
Author Pinzon-Perez & Perez
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Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective provides a critical analysis of non-allopathic healing practices, including their uses, limitations, and scientific basis. The evidence-based discussion explores complementary, alternative, and integrative health (CAIH) across various cultural and ethnic groups both in the U.S. and internationally, to give you a greater understanding of the different modalities-including a literature-backed examination of proven methods and questionable practices within a cross-cultural framework. Each chapter highlights the scientific analysis of the practices relevant to each group, and guides you toward independent analysis of the risks and benefits of the practices discussed. Emphasizing the student as a future health professional, this book includes case studies, examples, questions, and discussion problems that underscore the role of health educators in educating consumers about CAIH practices.

Table of Contents
Preface viiAcknowledgments xiiiAbout the Editors xvAbout the Contributors xviiChapter 1 Exploring Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: Overview, Limits, and Controversies 1
Cyndi Guerra, Cheryl Hickey, and Helda Pinzón-PérezChapter 2 Mind-Body Medicine 29
Catherine L. ZemanChapter 3 Natural Complementary and Alternative Medicine Modalities 57
Cheryl Hickey and Cyndi GuerraChapter 4 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices 83
Kathleen Rindahl, Helda Pinzón-Pérez, and Georgina CastleChapter 5 Ayurveda and Other Complementary Health Approaches 121
Peter Garcia and Monika JoshiChapter 6 The Role of Spirituality in Healing 145
Dominick L. SturzChapter 7 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among American Indians and Alaska Natives 177
Vickie D. Krenz and Amber HuhndorfChapter 8 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among Hispanics/Latinos 207
Raffy R. Luquis and Joel Arboleda CastilloChapter 9 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among African Americans 235
Pierre E. Wright and Steven B. OwensChapter 10 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders 259
Liliana Rojas-Guyler and Mariamma K. MathaiChapter 11 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among Caucasian/European Americans 283
Kara N. ZografosChapter 12 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among West Asian American Communities 305
Gina Marie Piane and Brandon M. EgglestonChapter 13 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: Beyond the Paradigm of CAM 323
Helda Pinzón-Pérez, Miguel A. Pérez, and Raffy R. LuquisIndex 351