Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Botanical Medicine, Vol 1: Botanical Medicine Monographs

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Author: Anthony Godfrey, Paul Saunders, Kerry Barlow, & Matt Gowan
Published: October 1, 2010
Publisher: CCNM Press
Number of pages: 2500 pages
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Product Description

This volume is designed specifically as an educational textbook for core, courses in botanical medicine at naturopathic medicine colleges and conventional medical or pharmacology schools that offer complementary and integrative healthcare courses. The information digested in this book combines the best traditional herbal wisdom with the most recent evidence-based research. These traditions include Western herbalism, energetics, homeopathy, and eclecticism, as well as traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic botanical medicine. Beyond these traditions, the emphasis is on contemporary research in phyto-chemistry and pharmacognosy. No other textbook on botanical medicine offers this reach into different but equally successful herbal approaches to healing. This title: presents 250 monographs classified by body system from cardiovascular to respiratory systems; focuses on phytochemical constituents, pharmacology, actions, indications, and posology; emphasises safety, interactions, toxicity, contraindications, side effects, and cautions; integrates traditional Chinese medicine protocols for the herb, homeopathic symptom pictures, and eclectic specific indications; provides a quick clinical reference guide condensing key constituents, actions, and indications; covers most herbs tested on the NPLEX II licensing examination; and, offers a flexible turn-key outline for a course in botanical medicine, complete with a curriculum guide, statement of teaching goals and learning outcomes, resources list, and illustrative problem-based case studies.

About the author: A renowned practitioner of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Anthony Godfrey enjoys a distinguished and wide-ranging background. Having begun his career as a veterinarian surgeon, he holds a doctorate in human anatomy from U.C.L.A., followed by advanced research in biology at Harvard. Presently he operates a highly-regarded family practice in Toronto, as well as teaching at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH obtained his PhD from Duke University in Forest Ecology and Botany and taught at Clemson and Washington State Universities. He returned to graduate studies and earned one ND from the now Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario, and a second ND and completed residency in homeopathic medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon. He has served the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) as Clinic Director, Associate Dean, Chief Naturopathic Officer, Chair of Materia Medica, and Professor of Materia Medica. He continues to teach various courses at CCNM,