Naturopathic Physical Medicine
Naturopathic Physical Medicine,
Edition 1 Theory and Practice for Manual Therapists and Naturopaths
By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK)

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2008

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Naturopathic Physical Medicine provides a philosophical naturopathic perspective, as
well as practical clinical applications, for manual and physical approaches to health care. A wide range of bodywork and movement approaches and modalities are evaluated in relation to their ability to be appropriately used in naturopathic treatment and rehabilitation settings.

Naturopathic methodology suggests that therapeutic measures should match the ability of the individual to respond positively, without negative side-effects. The model of care emphasised in this text recognizes that naturopathically oriented therapeutic interventions usually focus on achieving one or all of the following:
• Enhancement of function so that the person, system or part, can better self-regulate in response to adaptive demands.
• Modification or removal of adaptive load factors
• Symptomatic relief without creation of significant additional adaptive changes
About the author
By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Physical Medicine in a Naturopathic Context

Chapter 2 Adaptation and the evolution of disease and dysfunction

Chapter 3 History of Naturopathic Physical Medicine

Chapter 4 Naturopathic Physical Medicine

Chapter 5 Assessment and palpation: Accuracy and reliability Issues

Chapter 6 Assessment/palpation section: Skills

Chapter 7 Modalities, methods and techniques

Chapter 8 Integrated Naturopathic (manual) Physical Medicine Protocols

Chapter 9 Rehabilitation and Re-education (movement) approaches

Chapter 10 Naturopathic Physical Medicine Approaches to General Health Enhancement and Specific Conditions

Chapter 11 Naturopathic Hydrotherapy

Chapter 12 Electrotherapy Modalities
Book Reviews
"As a reference book, this volume is worth its weight in gold."

Leon Chaitow, Positive Health Aug/Sept 2008
Book details
ISBN: 9780443103902
Page Count: 594
Retail Price: £53.99