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Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population

An Evidence-Based Approach

1st Edition - September 22, 2008

Editor: Ronald Ross Watson

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 7 4 2 2 8 - 5
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 9 2 1 2 4 - 2

The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated us… Read more

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The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated using nutriceuticals as foods and dietary supplements as well as other complementary and alternative therapies. Chapters primarily focusing on nutrients have been excluded to maintain a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

The book is divided into three general sections:

1. Nutriceuticals and Botanicals in Health Promotion - including Specific Nutriceuticals Used in Treating Aged; and General Nutraceutical Approaches to Therapy with emphasis on cancer. 2. Non-nutritional CAM Therapies – including Mind-mediated Therapies; and Physically Applied CAM Therapies3. Non-dietary Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use and Benefits to the Elderly in Health