Integrative Women's Health, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780190214791
ISBN-10: 0190214791
Copyright: 2015
Edition: 2nd
Editor: Maizes, Victoria, Dog, Tieraona Low,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 98
Reviewer: Barbara Gosse,  MSOM  (Northwestern Health Sciences University)
This overview of women's health uses evidence-informed medicine to assess and review common women's pathologies and the integrative medical options available. It is an excellent review of medical options, including appropriate dosing.
This is intended as a guide for clinicians treating the unique area of women's body/mind/spirit. The book is structured in a way that honors the myriad beliefs women seeking medical care present to their providers. The authors fill an important gap in women's health options.
The book is most appropriate for students or clinicians who provide medical care to women. It is a well-researched overview of medical options, both standard and integrative, for the most common maladies for which women seek medical care, and it will be helpful for clinicians in both the integrative aspects of medicine and the standard medical system.
The book is a beautiful synopsis of the medical options available to treat women's body/mind/spirit at all stages of life while incorporating the most current evidence in medicine. It defines many different medical paradigms including nutrition, supplements, body/mind therapies, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, energy medicine, homeopathy, and manual therapies. The book does a great job of providing unbiased options along with current evidence. It uses a consistent organization and easily accessible format, making for easy information gathering for practitioners. The weakest section of the book is the one on Ayurveda.
I love this book and have recommended it to my students and fellow clinicians. It provides quick, easy, and comprehensive access to health options throughout a women's life cycle, while incorporating the latest information on the most common health concerns of women. It is one of the most comprehensive and nonjudgmental collections of medical information that I've seen to date.
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1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 10