In response to the rise in chronic medical conditions--and the
growing use of complementary and alternative therapies--among
pediatric and adolescent patients, healthcare practitioners are
taking a serious look at pediatric integrative medicine (PIM).
Although it dovetails with current concepts of preventive medicine,
wellness, and patient control, PIM is still an evolving field with
its own particular challenges and opportunities.
"A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare
Professional" explores its subject through the more familiar lens
of integrative medicine. This concise comprehensive resource
synthesizes the knowledge base on a range of therapies commonly
associated with PIM, such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, clinical
hypnosis, yoga, homeopathy, and therapeutic massage, with findings
on their effective use with children. Case examples illustrate uses
of PIM modalities with allopathic medicine to treat young patients
at various developmental stages, and the authors pinpoint safety
and appropriateness concerns, answer licensing questions, and note
clinical areas requiring further study. The wide-ranging
information contained here will help support interest in PIM at the
research, training, and practice levels. Features of the "Guide" An
introduction to basic concepts in PIM.Trends in IM/PIM education.A
survey of complementary and alternative therapies, including
biologically-based, body-based, mind-body, energy-based, and
alternative whole systems.Current evidence for IM in treating
common pediatric conditions.The future of integrative
pediatrics.References and links for further information.
Offering a front-row seat to the continued expansion of the
field, "A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare
Professional" is a salient text not only for pediatricians but for
all healthcare practitioners tasked with improving children's
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