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Alternative Medicine Yearbook 2009 $380.00
Editors: Joav Merrick (Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel, and others)
Book Description:
This compendium brings together articles from the 'Journal of Alternative Medicine Research' in 2009 with a broad research agenda on a global basis, addressing questions ranging from policy to practice, human development and a whole spectrum of issues also involving infancy and early childhood, to adolescence and adulthood. The information presented in this book is intended to generate new knowledge, link research to practice and policy, and help build networks of research collaborations and move science forward in this field. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical Press)

Table of Contents:
Introduction

Section One - From Brain Model to Cancer

Chapter 1. Functional brain model: A nested hierarchical and parallel organization during development and evolution;pp. 3-13
(Vinod D. Deshmukh, University of Florida, Jacksonville, USA

Chapter 2. Bryophytes: Potential medicinal natural products;pp. 15-21
(Amrit Pal Singh and Sanjiv Duggal,Lovely School of Applied Medical Scoences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India)

Chapter 3. Zootherapy as an alternative therapeutic in South America;pp. 23-53
(Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves, Carla Calixto da Silva, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza and Wedson de Medeiros Silva Souto, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Brasil and others)

Chapter 4. Rationality and irrationality in Ryke Geerd Hamer’s system for treatment of metastatic cancer revisited;pp. 55-70
(Søren Ventegodt, Niels Jørgen Andersen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, and others)

Chapter 5. The therapeutic value of antipsychotic drugs: A critical analysis of Cochrane meta-analyses of the therapeutic value of anti-psychotic drugs used in Denmark;pp. 71-79y
(Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick,Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 6. The right of the patient to refuse medical care;pp. 81-95
(Isack Kandel, Nurit Fiskon and Joav Merrick, Ariel University Center, Samaria, Ariel, Israel and others)

Chapter 7. Improving homeopathic practice using Bayes’ theorem and likelihood ratio;pp. 97-117
(Alexander LB Rutten, Committee for Methods and Validation of the Dutch Association for Homeopathic doctors, Breda, Netherlands)

Chapter 8. Clinical holistic medicine: A case of induced spontaneous remission in a patient with non-Hodgkin B-Lymphoma;pp. 119-131
(Søren Ventegodt, Susan Jacobsen and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Section Two - Spirituality, Psychology and Medicine

Chapter 9. QOL10 for clinical quality-assurance and research in treatment-efficacy: Ten key questions for measuring the global quality of life, self-rated physical and mental health, and self-rated social-, sexual- and working ability;pp. 135-147
(Søren Ventegodt, Niels Jørgen Andersen and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 10. Spirituality, physics, psychology and medicine: Towards a new paradigm for healthcare in the 21st century;pp. 149-156
(Gowri Anandarajah, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island)

Chapter 11. The open source protocol of clinical holistic medicine;pp. 157-178
(Søren Ventegodt, Niels Jørgen Andersen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 12. Nutraceuticals and nutraceutical supplementation criteria in cancer prevention: A literature survey in years 2002-2009;pp. 179-204
(Rakesh Sharma, Florida State University and Tallashassee Community College, Tallahassee and others)

Chapter 13. Psychodynamic psychotherapy, therapeutic touch and cancer. A review of the method of intervention and study of 75 cases;pp. 205-218
(Frederick B. Levenson, Micah D. Levenson, Søren Ventegodt and Joav Merrick, Private Practice, Manhatten, New York, USA and others)

Chapter 14. Major medical plants of the Amchi system of medicine;pp. 219-223
(Amrit Pal Singh and Sanjiv Duggal, Lovely School of Applied Medicine, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India)

Chapter 15. An ethical analysis of contemporary use of coercive persuasion (“brainwashing”, “mind control”) in psychiatry;pp. 225-238
(Søren Ventegodt, Niels Jørgen Andersen and Isack Kandel, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 16. Bio- and alternative medicine in conflict. Human rights protection of the alternative therapist;pp. 239-254
(Søren Ventegodt, Niels Jørgen Andersen and Isack Kandel, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 17. The effect of antipsychotic drugs and non-drug therapy on borderline and psychotic mentally ill patient’s quality-adjusted life-years (QALY);pp. 255-261
(Søren Ventegodt Niels Jorgen Anderson, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center Copenhagen, Denmark, and others)

Chapter 18. Double blind, randomized placebo controlled mono centre clinical study on the influence of Rescue® Bach flower remedy on erythrocyte rouleaux formation;pp. 263-267
(Kerstin Fringes, Beatrix Wulkersdorfer and Heinz Spranger, Interuniversity College for Health and Development Graz, Castle of Seggau, Austria)

Section Three - From Biofeedback to Sexology

Chapter 19. Manual biofeedback: A novel approach to the assessment and treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction;pp. 271-285
(Philip Maffetone, Private clinical practice, Oracle, Arizona, USA)

Chapter 20. Eating disorders from a holistic point of view;pp. 287-305
(Søren Ventegodt, Katja Braga, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 21. Five tools for manual sexological examination: Efficient treatment of genital and pelvic pains and sexual dysfunctions without side effects;pp. 307-319
(Søren Ventegodt and Pia Struck, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmar and others)

Chapter 22. Medical ethics: Therapeutic dilemmas in the sexology clinic;pp. 321-343
(Søren Ventegodt and Pia Struck, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 23. Positive effects, side effects and negative events of intensive, clinical holistic therapy. A review of the program "meet yourself" characterized by intensive body-psychotherapy combined with mindfulness meditation at Mullingstorp in Sweden;pp. 345-359
(Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 24. Schisandra: A systematic review by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration;pp. 361-378
(Catherine Ulbricht, Julie Conquer, Dawn Costa, Marielle Galera, Ramon Iovin, Richard Isaac, Katie Nummy, Hieu Pham, Erica Seamon, Minney Varghese, Mamta Vora, Wendy Weissner and Jen Woods, Natural Standard Research Collaboration, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA and others)

Chapter 25. Life mission theory IX: Integrative, ethical theory;pp. 379-392, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 26. Clinical medicine and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Evaluation of the patient before intervention;pp. 393-400
(Søren Ventegodt, MD, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 27. Clinical holistic medicine: Holistic sexology and female quality of life;pp. 401-413
(Søren Ventegodt, Katja Braga, Tove Kjølhede Nielsen and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 28. Acupuncture for patients with cerebral apoplexy. A multicenter randomized controlled trial;pp. 415-424
(Zhi-Xin Yang, Xue-Min Shi, Jin-Ling Bian, Jun Li, Jun-Feng Xu, Peng-Fei Shen, Jie Xiong, Zhi-Long Zhang, Jia-Kui Guo and Ying-Hui Chang, Number 1 Hospital, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China and others)

Chapter 29. Therapeutic effect of intensive sensory motor integration (SMI) training in Children with ADHD: Behavioral and fMRI studies;pp. 425-441
(Shin-Siung Jung and Tzu-Chen Yeh, Taiwan Research Institute of Learning Disabilities, Taipai, Taiwan and others)

Chapter 30. Documenting effect in clinical holistic medicine using the case record. Development of a rating scale for therapeutic progress, version 1.0 based upon the holistic process theory of healing;pp. 443-450
(Søren Ventegodt and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 31. The effect of colored illumination on breathing rate and cardiorespiratory dynamics;pp. 451-459
(Axel Schäfer, Karl W Kratky and Karl Schulmeister, University of Vienna, Austria and others)

Section Four - Aspects of Human Development

Chapter 32. Health related quality of life (HRQOL) and the seed of life model;pp. 463-470
(Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Chapter 33. Comparative analysis of the seed of life model and th;pp. 471-480
(Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Chapter 34. Comparative analysis of the seed of life model: Examining the mind-brain puzzle and programming;pp. 481-492
(Mayowa Ojo Owolabi,University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Chapter 35. Application of the seed of life model: Concept of quality of life and the disability paradox;pp. 493-502
(Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Chapter 36. Human development XIV: Degeneration and regeneration of existence. Metamorphosis changes the purpose of life, the level of existential responsibility, and the depth of consciousness (the ray-number of the cosmology);pp. 503-514
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 37. Human development XV: The biochemical hypothesis for the etiology of the mental diseases is not substantiated;;pp. 515-533
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 38. Human development XVI: General etiology of mental diseases and the role of adult human metamorphosis in spontaneous recovery;pp. 535-543
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality ofLife Research Center,Copenhagen, Denmark and others

Chapter 39. Human development XVII: Jerne’s anti-idiotypic network theory cannot explain self-nonself discrimination;pp. 545-551
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 40. Human development XVIII: A theory for immune system regulation (the “self-nonself discrimination”);pp. 553-563
(Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center,Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 41. Human development XIX: The aetiology of somatic diseases. The reason for the energetic crisis of patients in accelerated personal growth;pp. 565-570
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others

Chapter 42. Human development XX: A theory for accelerated, spontaneous existential healing (salutogenesis) or adult human metamorphosis;pp. 581-594
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick,Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Chapter 43. Human development XXI: A theory of top-down macro-evolution and metamorphosis: How the fly got its wings, and how an organism’s conscious intent can materialize biological order and body-form;pp. 595-600
(Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)


Chapter 44. Human development XXII: Antonovsky salutogenesis induced by holistic therapy gives spontaneous recovery. Salutogenesis might be controlled by the human genes for metamorphosis. If such genes are controlled by our (sub)con;pp. 601-614
(Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others)

Section Five - Acknowledgments

Chapter 45. About the editor;pp. 617

Chapter 46. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development;pp. 619-621

Index

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      Health and Human Development (Joav Merrick - Series Editor - Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7x10 (NBC - M) 661pp
   ISBN: 978-1-62081-710-0
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