Elsevier to publish highly anticipated clinical foundation textbook Clinical Naturopathic Medicine
With Australians among the world?s most avid users of complementary medicine, a new local textbook looks at bridging naturopathic practice with conventional western medicine.
Sydney, 27th April 2011
A new local naturopathy text from Elsevier Australia is certain to bring the naturopathic perspective further into mainstream health care within Australia.
Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is a clinical foundation textbook for practitioners and students alike. It offers a solid understanding of the major therapeutic modalities within naturopathic medicine and will support Australian practitioners integrating naturopathy with conventional western medicine. The book will be released on 15 May 2011.
Clinical Naturopathic Medicine examines naturopathic medicine within the context of Australia?s health care system; discussing its historical perspective, current position and future directions.
It has been expertly written by Leah Hechtman, Vice President of National Herbalists? Association of Australia (NHAA) and a prolific speaker, contributor and media spokesperson for the industry.
Clinical Exercise: a case-based approach then features clinical case studies in numerous rehabilitative areas, including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological, metabolic and occupational rehabilitation. All case studies are complemented by summary boxes and discussion questions for further learning.
Naturopathy has become increasingly popular in Australia, with more and more people seeking a natural alternative to replace or accompany conventional medical treatment. Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is therefore an essential modern health resource. It takes a positive approach by focusing on body systems, rather than on disease. Naturopathic alternatives such as herbal or nutritional medicine are applied to all body systems ? from the gastrointestinal to the musculoskeletal to the reproductive systems.
Each system is reviewed from a naturopathic philosophical perspective and then considered within mainstream medicine to correlate the variations and synergies of treatment viewpoints.
For further information about Clinical Naturopathic Medicine please visit: http://shop.elsevier.com.au/ISBN/9780729538855/Clinical-Naturopathic-Medicine/By-Leah-Hechtman-M-Sci-Med-%5BRAbout the author
Leah Hechtman is Vice President of National Herbalists? Association of Australia (NHAA); a lecturer in herbal medicine, nutrition and naturopathy at the University of Western Sydney; and Director of the Natural Health and Fertility Centre in Sydney.
Steve Selig, PhD, BSc is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). He holds the Chair in Clinical Exercise Science at Deakin University, where he leads the academic group, Deakin University Clinical Exercise (DEUCE) and is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne. He currently serves as Director ? Curriculum on the National Board of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA), and is Chair of the ESSA National Accreditation and Curriculum Committee.About Elsevier Australia
Elsevier Australia is a leading publisher of textbooks and professional titles for students, lecturers and health science professionals within the fields Medicine & Surgery, Nursing & Midwifery, Health Professions, Veterinary and Dentistry.