Alternative Medicine Yearbook 2009

$380.00

Editor: Joav Merrick

Series: Health and Human Development

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.

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Introduction xxxiii

Section One – From Brain Model to Cancer pp, 1-2

Chapter 1. Functional brain model: A nested hierarchical and parallel organization during development and evolution
(Vinod D. Deshmukh, University of Florida, Jacksonville, USA) pp, 3-14

Chapter 2. Bryophytes: Potential medicinal natural products
(Amrit Pal Singh and Sanjiv Duggal, Lovely School of Applied Medical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India) pp, 15-22

Chapter 3. Zootherapy as an alternative therapeutic in South America
(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) pp, 23-54

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

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
(Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 71-80

Chapter 6. The right of the patient to refuse medical care
(Isack Kandel, Nurit Fiskon and Joav Merrick, Ariel University Center, Samaria, Ariel, Israel and others) pp, 81-96

Chapter 7. Improving homeopathic practice using Bayes’ theorem and likelihood ratio
(Alexander LB Rutten, Committee for Methods and Validation of the Dutch Association for Homeopathic doctors, Breda, Netherlands) pp, 97-118

Chapter 8. Clinical holistic medicine: A case of induced spontaneous remission in a patient with non-Hodgkin B-Lymphoma
(Søren Ventegodt, Susan Jacobsen and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 119-132

Section Two – Spirituality, Psychology and Medicine pp, 133-134

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
(Søren Ventegodt, Niels Jørgen Andersen and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 135-148

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

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

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

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

Chapter 14. Major medical plants of the Amchi system of medicine
(Amrit Pal Singh and Sanjiv Duggal, Lovely School of Applied Medicine, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India) pp, 219-224

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

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

Chapter 17. The effect of antipsychotic drugs and non-drug therapy on borderline and psychotic mentally ill patient’s quality-adjusted life-years (QALY)
(Søren Ventegodt Niels Jorgen Anderson, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center Copenhagen, Denmark, and others) pp, 255-262

Chapter 18. Double blind, randomized placebo controlled mono centre clinical study on the influence of Rescue® Bach flower remedy on erythrocyte rouleaux formation
(Kerstin Fringes, Beatrix Wulkersdorfer and Heinz Spranger, Interuniversity College for Health and Development Graz, Castle of Seggau, Austria) pp, 263-268

Section Three – From Biofeedback to Sexology pp, 269-270

Chapter 19. Manual biofeedback: A novel approach to the assessment and treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction
(Philip Maffetone, Private clinical practice, Oracle, Arizona, USA) pp, 271-286

Chapter 20. Eating disorders from a holistic point of view
(Søren Ventegodt, Katja Braga, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 287-306

Chapter 21. Five tools for manual sexological examination: Efficient treatment of genital and pelvic pains and sexual dysfunctions without side effects
(Søren Ventegodt and Pia Struck, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmar and others) pp, 307-320

Chapter 22. Medical ethics: Therapeutic dilemmas in the sexology clinic
(Søren Ventegodt and Pia Struck, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 321-344

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
(Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 345-360

Chapter 24. Schisandra: A systematic review by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration
(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) pp, 361-378

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

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

Chapter 27. Clinical holistic medicine: Holistic sexology and female quality of life
(Søren Ventegodt, Katja Braga, Tove Kjølhede Nielsen and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 401-414

Chapter 28. Acupuncture for patients with cerebral apoplexy. A multicenter randomized controlled trial
(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) pp, 415-424

Chapter 29. Therapeutic effect of intensive sensory motor integration (SMI) training in Children with ADHD: Behavioral and fMRI studies
(Shin-Siung Jung and Tzu-Chen Yeh, Taiwan Research Institute of Learning Disabilities, Taipai, Taiwan and others) pp, 425- 442

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
(Søren Ventegodt and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 443- 450

Chapter 31. The effect of colored illumination on breathing rate and cardiorespiratory dynamics
(Axel Schäfer, Karl W Kratky and Karl Schulmeister, University of Vienna, Austria and others) pp, 451- 460

Section Four – Aspects of Human Development pp, 461-462

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

Chapter 33. Comparative analysis of the seed of life model and the classical ancient philosophies: Understanding the purpose of life
(Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria) pp, 471-480

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

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

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)
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 503-514

Chapter 37. Human development XV: The biochemical hypothesis for the etiology of the mental diseases is not substantiated
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 515-534

Chapter 38. Human development XVI: General etiology of mental diseases and the role of adult human metamorphosis in spontaneous recovery
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality ofLife Research Center,Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 535-544

Chapter 39. Human development XVII: Jerne’s anti-idiotypic network theory cannot explain self-nonself discrimination
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 545-552

Chapter 40. Human development XVIII: A theory for immune system regulation (the “self-nonself discrimination”)
(Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center,Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 553-564

Chapter 41. Human development XIX: The aetiology of somatic diseases. The energetic healing crisis (“kidney crisis”) of patients in Antonovsky- salutogenesis with clinical holistic medicine and holistic sexology
(Søren Ventegodt, Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 565-580

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

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
(Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 595-600

Chapter 44. Human development XXII: Holistic therapy induces Antonovsky salutogenesis and spontaneous healing and recovery. Human genes for metamorphosis might control salutogenesis. If the expression of such genes are controlled by our (sub) consciousness this explains that placebo effect and possibly also spontaneous remission from cancer
(Tyge Dahl Hermansen, Søren Ventegodt, Isack Kandel and Joav Merrick, Quality of Life Research center, Copenhagen, Denmark and others) pp, 601-614

Section Five – Acknowledgments pp, 615-616

Chapter 45. About the editor pp, 617-618

Chapter 46. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pp, 619-622

Chapter Sources pp, 623-624

Index pp, 625-661

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