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

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Abbreviated Progressive Relaxation Training (APRT); See also progressive relaxation
and acid reflux, 159-60
Dr. G. Frank Lawlis on, 153-54
indications and contraindications, 161
introduction to, 138
Joseph Wolpe's, 142-43
versus meditation, 180-81, 187-88
summary of effects on hypertension, 151t-153t
Gingko biloba for, 404-5
definition of in hypnosis, 225, 227
Abuse; See also addictions; alcoholism; drug abuse
causing stress
due to, 95, 97
studies on, 126-28
Acetylsalicylate, 390, 394
Achilles tendon
anatomic illustration of, 371
Achterberg, Dr. Jeanne
on imagery and mind-body healing, 280-81
treated by imagery, 260, 264
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
benefits of prayer on, 482
Dr. Candace Pert's research on, 16-17
echinacea effect on, 400
massage for infants with, 379
in muscles, 426, 427
Action potential, 459
Active end range
of joint movement, 296
description and illustration of, 318-19
identification of, 313
ancient form of massage, 364
acceptance by traditional medicine, 311
bioelectrical properties of, 311, 317
definition of, 311, 313
Dr. Skya Gardner-Abbata on, 336, 338-39
electrical current along channels, 317-18
and endorphins, 16
history of
in ancient China, 311, 316
in the West, 311, 316-17
indications and contraindications, 339
for low back pain, 320, 321t-322t
pain control with, 319-22, 323t, 324, 325t, 326
philosophy of
principle of Tao, 313
Yin-Yang theory, 313, 314
points—cont'd description and illustration of, 318-19
publications of, 316-17
research challenges, 319-26
schools of, 317
for substance abuse, 333-36, 337t-338t
tracing channels of, 317
Acupuncture analgesia, 316-17, 319, 326-29
Acute pain
definition of, 150
Acute stress
effects on health, 124-28
Adaptation hypothesis
definition of, 115-16
acupuncture to treat, 333-36, 337t-338t
hypnosis and, 252t, 253
meditation as therapy for, 185, 186, 186t, 187
and spiritual medicine, 478
Adductor magnus muscles
anatomic illustration of, 371
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
and muscle contraction, 426-28
Ader, Dr. Robert
on conditioned immune response, 71-73, 74t, 75t, 76t
on conditioned immune suppression, 76-78
Q&A on PNI with, 88-91
studies on psychoneuroimmunology, 69-73, 74t, 75t, 76t
of neutrophils, 59
Adhesion tests
of leukocytes, 58
Adionics devices, 467
description of spinal, 295
history of chiropractic, 288, 290-91
Adrenal glands
function of, 5, 7
illustration of in endocrine system, 374
laughter's effect on, 23
Adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH)
altered with hypnosis, 239
and stress, 9
Aerobic exercise
definition of, 428-29
Aerobic respiration
description of, 427
Afferent neurons
definition of, 6-7
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), 301
affecting immunologic competence, 35
benefits for
meditation, 176
relaxation therapy, 145-46
social support, 102-3
enhancing with religion, 479
mindfulness meditation for, 168, 169
as research variable, 62
Agni yoga, 179
function of, 35
numbers and life span, 45t, 46-47, 49-50
Airborne bacteria
dangers of, 39
Alarm reaction
definition of, 198-99
affecting immunologic competence, 35
as research variable, 62
acupuncture to treat, 333-36, 337t-338t conditioning to extinction model, 159
effects of meditation on chronic, 185, 186t, 187
helped with meditation, 174
hypnosis to treat, 253
milk thistle to treat liver damage from, 413
prevention with spiritual medicine, 478-79
relaxation and cue exposure research on, 159
massage technique, 363
biofeedback contraindicated for, 220
homeopathic treatment of, 354
treatment with vaccines, 349
Alloantigen, 78
Allopathic medicine
versus chiropractic, 292, 301
Alpha waves
and biofeedback, 198
frequencies of, 232
and hypnosis susceptibility, 232-33
illustrative example of, 215 increasing
with massage, 369
with meditation, 175
measuring in biofeedback, 211, 215
Alternating current (AC), 458
Alternative medicine
Dr. Andrew Weil on, 418-19
Dr. Candace Pert on, 15-17
emphysema, 441
gases flowing through, 438-40
pulmonary function of, 437-38
Alzheimer's disease
caregiver study limitations, 118
effect on caregiver's health, 115-20
stress-management interventions, 118-20
support groups for caregivers, 118-19
American Indians
early users of goldenseal, 406-7
American Medical Association (AMA)
on acupuncture, 316-17
on osteopathy, 289
on quackery, 292
stand against homeopathy, 348


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