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Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective

ISBN: 978-1-118-88033-3
384 pages
July 2016, Jossey-Bass
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Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective provides a critical analysis of non-allopathic healing practices, including their uses, limitations, and scientific basis. The evidence-based discussion explores complementary, alternative, and integrative health (CAIH) across various cultural and ethnic groups both in the U.S. and internationally, to give you a greater understanding of the different modalities—including a literature-backed examination of proven methods and questionable practices within a cross-cultural framework. Each chapter highlights the scientific analysis of the practices relevant to each group, and guides you toward independent analysis of the risks and benefits of the practices discussed. Emphasizing the student as a future health professional, this book includes case studies, examples, questions, and discussion problems that underscore the role of health educators in educating consumers about CAIH practices.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Editors xv

About the Contributors xvii

Chapter 1 Exploring Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: Overview, Limits, and Controversies 1
Cyndi Guerra, Cheryl Hickey, and Helda Pinzón-Pérez

Chapter 2 Mind-Body Medicine 29
Catherine L. Zeman

Chapter 3 Natural Complementary and Alternative Medicine Modalities 57
Cheryl Hickey and Cyndi Guerra

Chapter 4 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices 83
Kathleen Rindahl, Helda Pinzón-Pérez, and Georgina Castle

Chapter 5 Ayurveda and Other Complementary Health Approaches 121
Peter Garcia and Monika Joshi

Chapter 6 The Role of Spirituality in Healing 145
Dominick L. Sturz

Chapter 7 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among American Indians and Alaska Natives 177
Vickie D. Krenz and Amber Huhndorf

Chapter 8 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among Hispanics/Latinos 207
Raffy R. Luquis and Joel Arboleda Castillo

Chapter 9 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among African Americans 235
Pierre E. Wright and Steven B. Owens

Chapter 10 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders 259
Liliana Rojas-Guyler and Mariamma K. Mathai

Chapter 11 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among Caucasian/European Americans 283
Kara N. Zografos

Chapter 12 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health Approaches among West Asian American Communities 305
Gina Marie Piane and Brandon M. Eggleston

Chapter 13 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: Beyond the Paradigm of CAM 323
Helda Pinzón-Pérez, Miguel A. Pérez, and Raffy R. Luquis

Index 351

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Author Information

HELDA PINZÓN-PÉREZ, PHD, CNS, MCHES, FNS, is a professor in the Department of Public Health and School of Nursing at California State University, Fresno. She is a native of Colombia. Her research interests are international health as well as alternative medicine and integrative healing.

MIGUEL A. PÉREZ, PHD, MCHES, CGS, FAAHE, is a health educator who specializes in international adolescent health issues, applied research, and cultural competence. He is the author of a textbook in health education, co-edited a couple of books, and written several book chapters, in addition to peer-reviewed publications and numerous conferences, many based on his research on migrant and adolescent health risk behaviors.

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