Mosby's Complementary Alternative Medicine: A Research-Based Approach

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Table of Contents
Unit One: Mind-Body Integration
1. Physiologic Pathways of Mind-Body 2 Communication
How the Mind and Body Communicate 4
Pathways: An Overview 5
Chemical Messengers 13
An Expert Speaks: Dr. Candace Pert 15
Lines of Evidence for Mind-Body 19
Communication
Suggestions for Supporting Immune 20
Function
Music Therapy 20
Laughter and Its Effects on Stress 22
Hormones
Writing or Talking About Traumatic 23
Events
Group Support and Cancer 26
Outcomes
Personality Style and Illness 28
Implications for Stress Management 29
and Optimal Wellness
Written Expression 29
Oral Expression 29
Support Groups 29
Entrainment Music 30
Laughter 30
Chapter Review 30
2. Research on Mind-Body Effects 34
Research on Mind-Body Effects: An 36
Overview
Mind-Body Dilemma 36
History of Research: Mind-Body 36
Influence on Health
Lines of Research for the Mind's 36
Influence on the Body
Immune System: Its Cells and Assess- 39
ment of Immune Competence
Immune Defense System: 39
An Overview
Nonspecific and Innate Defense 41
System
Specific or Adaptive Defense 43
System: An Overview
Makeup of the Bloodstream 44
How Researchers Assess Immune 54
Competence
Prevalence of Immunodeficiency 54
Disorders
Commonly Used Immunodeficiency 55
Assays
How Researchers Assess Individual 59
Leukocyte Competence
Assaying Neutrophils 59
Assaying Monocytes 61
Assaying Lymphocytes 61
Natural Killer Cell Assays 62
Complement Assays 62
Researcher Practices 62
Chapter Review 62
3. Psychoneuroimmunology and 66
Conditioning of Immune Function
Birth of the Field of Psychoneuro- 68
immunology
Russian Studies on Conditioning 68
of Immunity
Psychoneuroimmunology in the 69
United States
Conditioning of Immunity and 76
Autoimmune Disease Progression
Conditioned Immune Suppression 80
in Response to Chemotherapy
Treatment: Human Trials
Conditioning of Immunity and Nausea 80
Immune Conditioning of a Patient 84
With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Conditioning of Leukopenia in 85
Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Thoughts on Conditioning Trials 86
Why Study Mind, Body, and 86
Immune Interactions?
Psychoneuroimmunologic Findings 87
What Should We Do Now? 88
Implications for Pharmacologic 88
Approaches to Health Care
Management
An Expert Speaks: Dr. Robert Ader 88
Chapter Review 91
4. How Relationships and Life 95
Events Affect Health: Human Studies
Social Interaction, Relationship 97
Passages, Stress, and Health
Outcomes
How Social Research Evolved 97
Social Interaction and Social Support: 98
A Determinant of Health and
Longevity

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