The seventh edition of this classic work continues to offer a comprehensive review of current complementary therapies used in the health care arena. This edition of the book provides updated research-related content, sidebars demonstrating the use of complementary therapies from around the globe, the interaction between technology and complementary therapies, and legal issues associated with alternative therapies.

The book is divided into 6 parts. The first part covers foundational topics essential for the practice of complementary and alternative therapies including discussions of nurses’ self-care, presence, and therapeutic listening. Part 2 covers specific mind-body-spirit therapies such as imagery, humor, yoga, meditation, journaling, storytelling, and animal-assisted therapy. Part 3 focuses on manipulative and body-based therapies like massage, tai chi, and relaxation. Part 4 contains a discussion on natural products such as aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and nutraceuticals. Part 5 covers energy therapies such as light therapy,...

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