Integrative Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology
In this volume, the authors describe a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of rheumatologic, allergic, and autoimmune disorders, integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice of conventional medical therapy. The authors examine what works and what doesn't and offer practical guidelines for physicians for incorporating integrative medicine into their practice and advising patients on reasonable and effective therapies. The text discusses areas of controversy and identifies areas of uncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters cite the best available evidence for both safety and efficacy of all therapies discussed. Information will be presented in accessible and easy-to-read formats, including clinical pearls, case histories, and key points, with a second text color for highlighting key information.