Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Medicine links naturopathic philosophy and clinical theory to standards of practice. Designed to comply with the curriculum established at leading naturopathic colleges affiliated with the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), this is the first textbook published for use in introductory courses in naturopathic medicine. Principles and Practices provides a strong foundation for required upper-year courses in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counseling.
For other natural medicine and health care students, studying chiropractic, osteopathic, botanical, or homeopathic medicine, for example, this book should enable them to practice as broadly as possible. Likewise, conventional medical colleges may use this book as the foundation for elective courses in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or integrative practices.
Practicing physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals will find this book to be a useful clinical reference, serving as a launch pad for further explorations in the care of their patients.
Ultimately, this book is designed to help healthcare professionals enable patients to recover their wellbeing and follow the principles of healthy living.
Learning Enhancements and Clinical Reference Features
- Systems and conditions approach to assessment, prevention, and treatment
- Follows accepted naturopathic protocols and ingrains best practices
- Evidence-based with literature reviews
- Case management guidelines
- Quick reference guides to nutraceuticals and botanicals used in treating conditions
- Case studies show naturopathic clinical reasoning at work
- Review questions to prepare for exams and to guide classroom discussion