Increasingly, healthcare professionals are encountering patients who are, or wish to be, taking herbal medicines. This book not only provides answers to frequently asked questions, but will also enable healthcare professionals to recommend safe alternatives to orthodox treatment if appropriate.
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This book aims to provide healthcare professionals with a practical guide to how the use of herbal medicines can contribute to modern paediatric care. It promotes and integrative approach to healthcare that considers a variety of treatment possibilities, using both western and Ayurvedic herbs.
Healthcare professionals increasingly acknowledge that many of their clients have interests in complementary medicine, and this book sets out to create a greater and more meaningful symbiosis between their work and that of the herbalist. They need to be aware of the benefits and possible risks, to take advantage of the most up-to-date information available, and to draw on the knowledge of the professional herbalist. In return, the herbalist can advise on the safe and effective use of herbal medicines and give advice on dosage, interactions and contraindications, so that confidence in herbal medicine is maintained.
Overall, as a paediatrician, it was a great joy for me to read this book and it could be a good starting point for a conventional practitioner willing to adapt an integrative approach.
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2006
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