This first-of-its-kind book describes the roles of conventional medicine, complementary therapies, and natural alternative therapies in the treatment of gynecological disorders. The book gives practitioners much-needed information on how complementary and alternative therapies work and how they interact with conventional medicines. The chapters are organized by disease and each includes information on etiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, the conventional therapy (drug, procedure, etc.), complementary therapy (acupuncture, chiropractic and manipulative therapy, biofeedback, etc.), and alternative therapy (nutrition, herbal, homeopathy). The sections on complementary and alternative therapies explain what the therapies are and describe the postulated mechanisms of action.
Table of Contents
Menstrual Cycle Physiology Puberty and its Disorders Menstrual Cycle and Medical Disorders Genetic Disorders and Congenital Malformation in Gynecology Dysmenorrhea Pelvic Pain Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders Hyperandrogenism Abnormal Endometrial Bleeding Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Infertility Menopause and Osteoporosis Benign Vulvar Disorders Premalignant and Malignant Vulvar Disorders Vaginal Disorders Benign, Premalignant, and Malignant Vaginal Neoplasms Benign Cervical Disorders Premalignant and Malignant Neoplasia of the Cervix Malignant Uterine and Trophoblastic Neoplasia Fallopian Tube Disorders Benign Ovarian Disorders Malignant Ovarian Disorders Pelvic Support and Suspension Dysfunction Urogynecology Anorectal Disorders in Gynecologic Practice Breast Disorders Approach to the Patient's Approach:Contraceptives and Sexuality Medical/Legal Aspects of Gynecology Conventional Drug and Alternative Therapy Interaction Inde