Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Older Adults

B. Allyn Behling-Rosa

CONTENTS

  • 28.1 Background.......................................................................................................................549
  • 28.2 Wellness and Quality of Life............................................................................................551
  • 28.2.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................551
  • 28.2.1.1 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................551
  • 28.2.1.2 Herbal Preparations.........................................................................551
  • 28.2.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................552
  • 28.2.2.1 Meditation........................................................................................552
  • 28.2.2.2 Yoga.................................................................................................552
  • 28.2.2.3 Tai Chi.............................................................................................552
  • 28.2.3 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices..........................................................552
  • 28.2.4 Movement Therapies.........................................................................................552
  • 28.2.5 Energy Medicine...............................................................................................553
  • 28.2.5.1 Reiki.................................................................................................553
  • 28.2.6 Whole Medical Systems....................................................................................553
  • 28.2.6.1 Kneipp Therapy...............................................................................553
  • 28.2.6.2 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine................................................553
  • 28.3 Neurocognitive Abnormalities..........................................................................................554
  • 28.3.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................554
  • 28.3.1.1 Diet...................................................................................................554
  • 28.3.1.2 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................554
  • 28.3.1.3 Herbal Preparations.........................................................................555
  • 28.3.1.4 Japanese Medicine...........................................................................555
  • 28.3.1.5 Exercise............................................................................................555
  • 28.3.1.6 Music Therapy ................................................................................. 556
  • 28.3.2 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices .......................................................... 556
  • 28.3.3 Movement Therapies: Exercise.........................................................................556
  • 28.3.4 Energy Medicine ............................................................................................... 556
  • 28.3.4.1 Reiki.................................................................................................556
  • 28.3.4.2 Magnetic Therapy ............................................................................ 556
  • 28.4 Psychiatric Abnormalities.................................................................................................557
  • 28.4.1 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies...............................................557
  • 28.4.1.1 Magnesium.......................................................................................557
  • 28.4.1.2 Melatonin.........................................................................................557
  • 28.4.1.3 Herbal Preparations.........................................................................557
  • 28.4.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................557
  • 28.4.2.1 Meditation ........................................................................................ 557
  • 28.4.2.2 Tai Chi.............................................................................................557
  • 28.4.2.3 Yoga.................................................................................................558
  • 28.4.2.4 Acupressure......................................................................................558
  • 28.4.3 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices..........................................................558
  • 28.4.3.1 Massage Therapy.............................................................................558
  • 28.4.4 Energy Medicine ............................................................................................... 558
  • 28.4.4.1 Light Therapy...................................................................................558
  • 28.4.4.2 Magnet Therapy...............................................................................559
  • 28.5 Cardiovascular Diseases...................................................................................................559
  • 28.5.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................559
  • 28.5.1.1 Diet...................................................................................................559
  • 28.5.1.2 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................560
  • 28.5.1.3 Herbal Preparations.........................................................................563
  • 28.5.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................565
  • 28.5.3 Music Therapy...................................................................................................565
  • 28.5.4 Movement Therapies.........................................................................................565
  • 28.5.4.1 Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise......................................................565
  • 28.5.4.2 Isometric Exercise............................................................................566
  • 28.6 Pulmonary Disease...........................................................................................................566
  • 28.6.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................566
  • 28.6.1.1 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................566
  • 28.6.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................567
  • 28.6.2.1 Meditation........................................................................................567
  • 28.6.2.2 Acupuncture ..................................................................................... 567
  • 28.6.2.3 Yoga.................................................................................................567
  • 28.6.3 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices .......................................................... 567
  • 28.6.3.1 Massage Therapy.............................................................................567
  • 28.6.4 Movement Therapies ......................................................................................... 567
  • 28.6.4.1 Exercise ............................................................................................ 567
  • 28.6.5 Whole Medical Systems....................................................................................568
  • 28.6.5.1 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine................................................568
  • 28.7 Genitourinary System Abnormalities...............................................................................568
  • 28.7.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................568
  • 28.7.1.1 Herbal Preparations.........................................................................568
  • 28.8 Gastrointestinal Disorders.................................................................................................569
  • 28.8.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................569
  • 28.8.1.1 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................569
  • 28.8.1.2 Herbal Preparations.........................................................................569
  • 28.8.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................569
  • 28.8.2.1 Electroacupuncture..........................................................................569
  • 28.8.2.2 Manual Acupuncture.......................................................................569
  • 28.8.2.3 Psychotherapy..................................................................................570
  • 28.8.2.4 Hypnotherapy................................................................................... 570
  • 28.8.3 Whole Medical Systems....................................................................................570
  • 28.8.3.1 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine................................................ 570
  • 28.9 Diseases of Musculoskeletal System.................................................................................570
  • 28.9.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................570
  • 28.9.1.1 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................570
  • 28.9.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................571
  • 28.9.2.1 Acupuncture.....................................................................................571
  • 28.9.2.2 Tai Chi.............................................................................................571
  • 28.9.3 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices..........................................................572
  • 28.9.3.1 Massage Therapy.............................................................................572
  • 28.9.4 Energy Medicine...............................................................................................572
  • 28.9.4.1 Magnetic Therapy............................................................................572
  • 28.9.5 Whole Medical Systems....................................................................................572
  • 28.9.5.1 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine................................................572
  • 28.10 Neoplastic Diseases...........................................................................................................573
  • 28.10.1 Natural Products ............................................................................................... 573
  • 28.10.1.1 Diet...................................................................................................573
  • 28.10.1.2 Low Sugar........................................................................................573
  • 28.10.1.3 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................573
  • 28.10.1.4 Herbal Preparations.........................................................................574
  • 28.10.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................574
  • 28.10.2.1 Meditation........................................................................................574
  • 28.10.2.2 Acupuncture.....................................................................................574
  • 28.10.3 Manipulative and Body-Based Practices..........................................................574
  • 28.10.3.1 Massage Therapy.............................................................................574
  • 28.10.4 Movement Therapies.........................................................................................575
  • 28.10.4.1 Exercise............................................................................................575
  • 28.11 Central and Peripheral Nervous System Diseases............................................................575
  • 28.11.1 Natural Products...............................................................................................575
  • 28.11.1.1 Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Therapies..............................575
  • 28.11.2 Mind-Body Medicine.......................................................................................576
  • 28.11.2.1 Dance Therapy.................................................................................576
  • 28.11.2.2 Music Therapy.................................................................................576
  • 28.11.2.3 Tai Chi.............................................................................................576
  • 28.11.3 Energy Medicine ............................................................................................... 576
  • 28.11.3.1 Whole-Body Vibration.....................................................................576
  • 28.11.3.2 Light Therapy...................................................................................576
  • 28.11.4 Whole Medical Systems....................................................................................576
  • 28.11.4.1 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine................................................576
  • 28.11.4.2 Chiropractic Therapy.......................................................................577
  • 28.12 Conclusion.........................................................................................................................577

References......................................................................................................................................578

 
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