Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health & Wellness

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Author: Tori Hudson
Published: September20, 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Number of pages: 384 pages
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Product Description

Use the power of nature to heal your body and enjoy a lifetime of good health

In Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, naturopathic physician Tori Hudson shows you how to safely and effectively combine conventional and natural medicine to maintain health and address specific medical conditions. Her groundbreaking work offers sound information on complementary therapies such as bio-identical hormones, vitamin supplementation, herbs, diet, and exercise and helps you make informed choices about your health.

Learn how to:

Treat a whole range of female health issues, from contraception to menopause, heart conditions to infections Safely integrate alternative therapies with traditional medicine Determine when you should seek a practitioner's help And much more Compassionate and authoritative, Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine demonstrates that an informed, integrative approach to staying well is often the best medicine.

“This is a book that should be in every woman's health library and every alternative practitioner's library. It is a resource for the new breed of conventional practitioners who are open to a more integrative health-care system.” --Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom


At least one-third of Americans use alternative medicines to heal and maintain health-- 75 percent of those consumers are women. Today, women are demanding their doctors have a willingness to explore and combine complementary and conventional medical practices in their approach to female health. The result is a bridge between the two schools of thought commonly known as integrated medicine, which requires women to become proactive in their role as patient and provides a safe, effective approach to maintaining and healing their bodies. "Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine" thoroughly covers the whole range of women's health concerns including menstrual difficulties, menopause, endometriosis, osteoperosis, and others and explains how integrated medicine can be used to treat these conditions. Dr. Hudson explores a plethora of complementary therapies-- including vitamin supplementation, herbs, diet and exercise-- and helps women decide when self-care is possible and when a conventional doctor should be consulted. Tori Hudson, N.D., has made this resource the definitive guide to integrated women's medicine for the health professional as well as the patient seeking more affordable and safer approaches to both common and complicated female health issues. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Info

National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR. Discusses how to use an integrative medical plan combining conventional and naturopathic health care to maintain and heal the body. For consumers. Softcover. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Tori Hudson, N.D., is a professor of gynecology at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and medical director of the clinic A Woman's Time, P.C. A nationally recognized clinician, author, lecturer, and researcher, she has served as an adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services, the natural products industry, and several popular health publications. She was awarded the 1999 naturopathic physician of the year award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.