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Integrative Rheumatology: Second Edition [Perfect Paperback]

Alex Vasquez , Dr Alex Vasquez

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Book Description

March 22 2007
Update 2014: This book has been replaced by Version 3.5 titled "Naturopathic Rheumatology" [ISBN-13:978-0990620426]; see website for additional updates and new versions. Integrative Rheumatology is a clinically-oriented textbook that extends beyond Integrative Orthopedics to outline treatment plans for autoimmune and systemic inflammatory disorders. Since approximately 1 of every 7 (14% of total) visits to a primary healthcare provider is for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction, every physician needs to have 1) knowledge of important concepts related to musculoskeletal medicine, 2) awareness of urgent and emergency conditions, 3) skills to competently perform orthopedic examination procedures and clinical assessments, 4) ability to interpret common laboratory tests, and 5) the knowledge and ability to design and implement effective treatment plans. Integrative Rheumatology empowers students and doctors with the insight necessary for the design and implementation of truly integrative treatment plans for conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Diagnostic, therapeutic, risk reduction and patient management strategies are emphasized throughout. Students in chiropractic and naturopathic medical colleges will find Integrative Rheumatology to provide a needed blend of concepts as well as the practical how to information on patient management that is often neglected in other textbooks or which can only be obtained after years of clinical experience. This book will help you synthesize your courses in physical examination, manipulation, physiotherapy, nutrition, botanical medicine, neurology and therapeutic exercise into a cohesive set of skills that enables you to effectively help your patients overcome their musculoskeletal problems while you simultaneously promote wellness by looking at the bigger picture of their overall health rather than simply focusing on the problem. Integrative Rheumatology provides the information and citations to the research literature that you need in order to feel confident about your skills and the responsibilities that you will face as a healthcare provider. Clinicians of all disciplines whether ND, DC, DO, Lac, MD, PA, or NP will find the blend of research and clinical pearls helpful in their integrative management of patients with systemic autoimmune and rheumatic disorders. The text is abundantly referenced to textbooks and peer-reviewed biomedical journals. Integrative Rheumatology will give you a clinical advantage and the research justification to help treat your patients in the most natural, safe, and holistic means possible. Accessing the website provides links to updates and recently published articles by Dr. Vasquez. Update 2014: This book has been replaced by "Integrative Rheumatology and Inflammation Mastery: Third Edition".


Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Natural Health Consulting Corporation (March 22 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975285874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975285879
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #567,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

About the Presenter and Author: Dr Alex Vasquez holds three doctoral degrees as a graduate of University of Western States (Doctor of Chiropractic, 1996), Bastyr University (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1999), and University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010). Dr Vasquez is the author of many textbooks, including Integrative Orthopedics (2012), Integrative Rheumatology (2014), Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies (published by the Institute for Functional Medicine, 2008), Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders (2009), Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension (2011), Fibromyalgia in a Nutshell (2012), Migraine Headaches, Hypothyroidism, and Fibromyalgia (2012), and Mitochondrial Nutrition and Mitochondrial Medicine for Primary Care Conditions (2014). "DrV" has also written more than 100 letters and articles for professional magazines and medical journals such as British Medical Journal (BMJ), TheLancet.com, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Integrative Medicine, and Arthritis & Rheumatism-the Official Journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr Vasquez lectures worldwide to healthcare professionals and provides expert consultations to physicians and patients internationally. Dr Vasquez is the Chief Editor of International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine (Int J Hum Nutr Funct Med .ORG) , and he helps moderate the "nutrition and functional medicine forum" at NutritionAndFunctionalMedicine.org/edu. A description of Dr Vasquez's other projects, books, audios, and videos is updated at his website InflammationMastery.com with patient consultation information located at HealGrowThriveMedicine.com. All of DrV's books are available on Amazon.com with videos at Vimeo.com/DrVasquez and audio recordings of lectures at iTunes. Interested readers should be aware that all of Dr Vasquez's books are currently being reformatted and updated for full-color printing with presentation slides and accompanying videos starting with Functional Inflammology Volume 1 in 2014; see FunctionalInflammology.com.

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5.0 out of 5 stars by *either* name, this is 5 star information Oct. 25 2011
By Desert Gypsy - Published on Amazon.com
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10/25/11: I will update this review a little at a time as I am reading this book for the second time. From the first reading two years ago, I can confidently give it five stars right out of the gate, for being exactly what it says in the listing. It really is a textbook, not a self-help book and geared toward a doctor's perspective to care for the patient. I just happen to *be* the patient in this case. Even though some of this information was either over my head or I needed another reference source to better understand what I read, I am going to read this again as part of a plan to re-boot my health.

Of note: I saw this book being used as THE textbook by some young doctors I visited at the Southwest College of Naturopathy, which impressed me. Also made me chuckle just a little since I had read it before my doctors had, lol!

Second note: I found this information about the "TWO" titles or editions of this book:

Re: "Integrative Rheumatology" published as "Nutritional and Botanical Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases"

- In July 2006 a small batch of Integrative Rheumatology was published under the title "Nutritional and Botanical Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases" Same content as the original Integrative Rheumatology. Why the different title? Because many people--including doctors--don't understand what "integrative rheumatology" means, i.e., an integrative/ nutritional/ botanical/ pharmacologic/ functional approach to patient assessment and treatment."

(This quote is from the publisher and can be googled under either book title.)

I was so impressed with the information and Dr. Vasquez's point of view that I almost bought this book again under the alternate title, not knowing they were one in the same book.

Updates to follow.
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference July 8 2013
By Craig Hennie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Perfect Paperback|Verified Purchase
Breaks information down to a level most people can understand and also is detailed enough for a clinical setting. Great book for the shelf. I have 2 copies.

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