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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Angela Gabriel and Tiffany C. Hoyt.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 4745 words.

This chapter introduces Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and discusses how it can serve the geriatric population. Aging is viewed in TCM as a natural progression of the life cycle, with a...

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Bioethical Issues in Integrative Geriatrics

Katalin Roth.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 3560 words.

Many older persons use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and an integrative approach is very consistent with the holistic model of geriatric “slow medicine.” Ethical practice...

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Cardiovascular Disease

Mara Caroline, Ryan Bradley and Mimi Guarneri.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 9237 words.

The older population is challenging to treat for numerous reasons, including comorbid conditions and increased susceptibility to adverse drug reactions, limiting medical therapy. They are...

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Common Geriatric Infections

Christina Prather, Mariatu Koroma-Nelson and Mikhail Kogan.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 7770 words.

The function of the immune system changes with aging. Immune support can decrease the risk of infection, are imperative practices to incorporate in the care of older adults. The most common...

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Common Rheumatic Diseases in the Elderly

Nisha J. Manek and George Muñoz.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 10599 words.

With increasing longevity, the prevalence and impact of rheumatic diseases are projected to rise dramatically in the coming decades. Common rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis...

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Endocrine Disorders: Integrative Treatments of Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, and Adrenal Dysfunction

James Yang.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 10822 words.

Thyroid function, glucose metabolism, and an adaptive hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis are critical determinants of health and wellness. This chapter highlights the integrative...

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Energy Modalities and Aromatherapy

Luann Jacobs, Mary Kendell, Yael Flusberg and Alice Berg.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 4931 words.

This chapter covers energy modalities and aromatherapy. The first part introduces subtle energy and biofield therapy as a complementary therapy for senior patients to stimulate innate...

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Exercise, Frailty, and Functional Reserve: Concepts and Optimization

Joseph P. Cleaver, Alice Schmidt Kehaya and Mikhail Kogan.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 6064 words.

Regular exercise can increase the healthy lifespan of elderly patients. Despite this, most seniors are not getting enough exercise. This chapter summarizes the age-related declines in...

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Falls

Anca Dinescu and Mikhail Kogan.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 2291 words.

Falls in the elderly are very common, and their frequency increases with aging. At a personal level, falls are associated with a subsequent fear of falling, a decline in function, increased...

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Functional Laboratory Studies

Deirdre Orceyre, Ronak Mehta and Mikhail Kogan.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 3541 words.

Functional laboratory studies involve blood, urine, stool, and saliva tests that evaluate physiological function. While most conventionally used lab tests identify pathology, functional lab...

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