Integrative Rheumatology: Concepts, Algorithms, and Therapeutics
- Author: Vasquez, Alex
- Published: March 22, 2006
- Publisher: Integrative and Biological Medicine Research and Consulting, LLC
- Number of pages: 474 pages
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INTEGRATIVE RHEUMATOLOGY is the first and only textbook to detail the scientific basis for the natural and integrative treatment of each of the major systemic autoimmune diseases. Written with students in mind, the text begins with the "basics" of history taking and physical examination, as well as fundamental and advanced laboratory testing. The text concludes with a chapter of additional concepts and monographs on the nutritional interventions used most commonly in the clinical practice of natural medicine. This textbook is intended for health science students, as well as doctorate-level clinicians of all professions.
About the Author:
Alex Vasquez began his professional training at Texas Chiropractic College and later graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. He then attended and graduated from the Naturopathic Medicine Program at Bastyr University near Seattle, Washington. Over the next few years, Dr Vasquez maintained a private practice (first in Seattle, then in Houston, Texas), taught Orthopedics and Rheumatology at Bastyr University, and pursued his constant review of Medline for the continuous compilation of his biomedicine, nutrition, and physiology database. Dr Vasquez has published more than 70 articles and letters in magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed journals including Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Integrative Medicine, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Arthritis & Rheumatism--official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr Vasquez has written three textbooks: Integrative Orthopedics, Integrative Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies. Dr Vasquez's current affiliations include National University of Health Sciences (Adjunct Professor), Institute for Functional Medicine (Forum Consultant), and Biotics Research Corporation (Researcher and Lecturer).