Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application

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  • Author: Hilary McClafferty
  • ISBN: 9781138196070
  • Publisher: Routledge Publishing
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2017
  • Format: Paperback – 448 pages
  • Language: English

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Description

Pediatric integrative medicine is a rapidly evolving field with great potential to improve the quality of preventive health in children and expand treatment options for children living with chronic disease. Many families actively use integrative therapies making familiarity with the field essential for clinicians working with pediatrics patients.

This book provides a clear, evidence-based overview of the field. Foundations of pediatric health are covered with a goal of reviewing classic information and introducing emerging research in areas such as nutrition science, physical activity and mind-body therapies. Complementary medicine therapies are reviewed with an eye to expanding the conventionally trained clinician’s awareness about traditional healing approaches.

Clinical applications explored include

  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Mental health
  • IBS
  • Bullying
  • Obesity
  • Environmental health
  • ADHD
  • Autism

The book provides an excellent introduction to a relatively young field and will help the reader understand the scope of current evidence for integrative therapies in children and how to introduce integrative concepts into clinical practice.

Integrative Pediatrics is a refreshing must-read for all students and health professionals focused on pediatrics, especially those new to the field or studying at graduate level.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to Integrative Pediatrics
  3. An Integrative Approach to Self-Care
  4. Foundations of Integrative Pediatrics
  5. Nutrition
  6. Key Dietary Supplements Throughout the Pediatric Lifecycle
  7. Physical Activity
  8. Mind-Body Medicine
  9. Sleep
  10. Environment and Health
  11. Complementary Medicine in Pediatrics: State of the Evidence
  12. Top 10 Botanicals in Children
  13. Manual Medicine (Therapeutic massage, osteopathy, chiropractic)
  14. Aromatherapy
  15. Homeopathy
  16. Whole Systems (traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Ayurveda, Naturopathy)
  17. Bioenergetic therapies (Therapeutic touch, Reiki)
  18. Clinical Application
Author Biography

Hilary McClafferty is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona, a founding Board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, a leader of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and Director of the international Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is certified in clinical hypnosis, trained in medical acupuncture, and speaks and teaches internationally on integrative medicine topics including pediatrics, mind–body medicine, environmental health, and physician wellness and resilience.

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