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Anxiety

Roberta Lee.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5969 words.

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults or 18% of the population in a given year. Anxiety disorders are categorized into subtypes: panic disorder,...

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Anxiety

Roberta Lee.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 6664 words.

Anxiety is a condition commonly encountered in clinical practice. In fact anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults, or 18% of the population in a given year. This chapter...

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Aromatherapy in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and Relationship Problems

Mindy Green.

in Integrative Sexual Health

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 11398 words.

Aromatherapy and its tools, essential oils, can be useful adjuncts to any other type of treatment for sexual dysfunction and relationship problems. Functional fragrance naturally derived...

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Ayurveda

Premal Patel.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4294 words.

Ayurveda is translated as the “science or knowledge of life.” Life, according to Ayurveda, is the inseparable and integral union of mind, body, and spirit. The key in this union is balance....

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Ayurveda

Premal Patel.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4312 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the ancient healing system of Ayurveda as well as some key perspectives on topics specific to women. It begins with the basics of the three doshas...

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The Benefits of Water Therapy for Sexual and Pelvic Problems

Alexa Fleckenstein.

in Integrative Sexual Health

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 12401 words.

Hydrotherapy holds promise for certain sexual and pelvic problems: Water that hits the skin acts on the entire body, triggering the neuro-endocrine-immune system, the brain, the gut-brain,...

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Birth Control Pills and Hormonal Contraception

Barbara Bartlik, Amandeep Kaur, Chelsea Schoen and Julie Kolzet.

in Integrative Sexual Health

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 7964 words.

This chapter reviews the existing literature on the use of hormonal contraception (HC) and sexual functioning. In the cases where HC has been shown to lead to a decrease in sexual...

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Botanicals (Adaptogens and Others) that Support or Stimulate Desire

Eric Yarnell.

in Integrative Sexual Health

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 7217 words.

Botanical medicines can play an important role in helping men and women with sexual dysfunction. Marketing hype has distorted their role, and illegal adulteration of herbal products with...

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Breast Cancer

Susan Love and Dixie J. Mills.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5483 words.

Breast cancer risk appears to be correlated with high levels of endogenous estrogen at certain lifetime periods, including in utero, puberty, and menopause. Increasing age is a risk factor...

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Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Dawn Lemanne.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 8926 words.

Breast cancer prevention and treatment are aided by an integrative approach. Although breast cancer is common, most women survive the disease. Risk factors include heredity, age, circadian...

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Cardiovascular Diseases in Women

Vivian A. Kominos.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 16834 words.

Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable, yet it kills one out of every three women. This chapter reviews evidence-based methods of primary and secondary prevention. Emphasis is placed...

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Cardiovascular Health

Vivian A. Kominos.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 12622 words.

Since cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects women differently than men, it is only fitting that CVD be examined separately for women. Chapter 35 summarizes what is currently known about the...

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Cervical Cancer

Lise Alschuler.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4824 words.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, and is the most common female cancer in many developing countries (Rock et al. 2000). Just a century ago, cervical...

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Chiropractic

Susan R. Eisen.

in Integrative Sexual Health

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 4201 words.

This chapter focuses on mechanical disorders of the lumbar and pelvic spine associated with sexuality, with a detailed overview of neuromusculoskeletal anatomy. A full discussion is also...

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Bettina Herbert.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5907 words.

Chapter 19 discusses Chronic Pelvic Pain, and looks at the difficult journeys of three women that illustrate, in part, the oft -overlooked role of nonphysiologic changes in body mechanics...

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Bettina Herbert.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 6568 words.

Chronic pelvic pain impacts up to 25% of women over the course of their lives. The causes of pelvic pain, including anatomical malalignment, somatic dysfunction, postpartum pain,...

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Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Female Sexual Pain

Susan Kellogg Spadt and Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello.

in Integrative Sexual Health

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 4873 words.

An estimated 17–19% of women in the United States suffer from chronic sexual pain and dyspareunia of vulvovaginal origin. The majority will see several health care providers in an effort to...

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Depression

Naomi Lam and Sudha Prathikanti.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 6336 words.

The etiology of depression is unclear, but it appears to involve not only physiological and psychosocial but also genetic and environmental effects. Specific events in the reproductive life...

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Depression

Naomi Lam and Sudha Prathikanti.

in Integrative Women's Health

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 8081 words.

This chapter summarizes the clinical definition and epidemiology of depressive disorders, then outlines the conventional and integrative medicine treatments for depression that are...

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Dietary Supplements

Mary Hardy.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 6583 words.

Dietary supplements (DS) are used by most Americans, with more than 70% according to some surveys (Timbo et al. 2009). In women, use is generally higher (84% in a cohort of elderly female h...

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