Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep

  • Linda Chlan
  • Marshall I. Hertz

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margo A. Halm, Julie K. Katseres
      Pages 15-32
  3. Integrative Therapies in Chronic Pulmonary Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Lauren M. Fine, Malcolm N. Blumenthal
      Pages 35-61
    3. Claire A. Butler, Scott C. Bell
      Pages 113-126
    4. Karen K. Swenson, Alice C. Shapiro
      Pages 127-143
    5. Annette DeVito Dabbs, Mi-Kyung Song, Sheila D. Switzer
      Pages 145-154
  4. Integrative Therapies in Critical Care and Sleep Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Haichao Wang, Andrew E. Sama, Mary F. Ward, Kathryn L. Miele, Shu Zhu
      Pages 189-206
  5. Integrative Therapies to Promote Lung Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Kate M. Hathaway, Yvette Erasmus
      Pages 223-246
    3. Guoqin Li, Fang Wang, Shihan Wang, Yi Tian, Yongjun Bian, Lei Wang et al.
      Pages 269-303
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 323-327

About this book


Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep provides an overview of integrative therapies to assist clinicians caring for patients with acute or chronic lung diseases and sleep disorders--emphasizing the scientific bases for these therapies; and their implementation into clinical practice.  This volume focuses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, modalities, and practices that are integrated with conventional medical treatment and for which there is some evidence of safety and efficacy.  Whole Medical Systems, with a specific focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine , are also addressed.  Individual chapters are devoted to specific health conditions or illnesses, addressing  the current state of the science in the four organizing CAM domains, including available information regarding benefits, risks, or safety considerations.   Unique aspects of this volume are the chapters related to evaluation of the evidence base for integrative therapies; new animal model research with herbal preparations focused on the serious problem of sepsis in the ICU; guidance for counseling patients with chronic lung illnesses who may be desperate for a cure; and palliative and end-of-life care for patients with chronic lung conditions.   Clinicians in various health care settings will find Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep beneficial in their practice, particularly as the use of integrative therapies becomes more widespread.


Acute Sleep Disorders Asthma COPD Chronic Sleep Disorders Complementary Alternative Medicine Critically Ill Patients Cystic Fibrosis End-of-Life and Palliative Care Integrative Therapies Interstitial Lung Disease Lung Cancer Lung Transplantation Mechanical Ventilatory Support Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary Hypertension Smoking Cessation

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Chlan
    • 1
  • Marshall I. Hertz
    • 2
  1. 1., School of NursingUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2., Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and CrUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-578-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-579-4
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