Australian Production - Blackwell Publishing Asia This is the first chapterbook on herbal medicine for doctors , it will not cover other alternative therapies. The intention of the book is intended to clarify what herbal and other plant therapy has been proven effective and what is wishful remains conjecture. Information comes from a variety of sources including traditional use, scientific study, folk use and anecdotal accounts. All too often the testimonial approach or pseudo science is used to promote a new trend in herbal prescribing. These approaches do make us sceptical of the whole concept of herbal therapy. We should however remember that many orthodox treatments are of plant origin and that traditional treatment, which has evolved over thousands over yearof years, is likely to have benefit. With improved and standardized herbal medicine production scientific studies are now being carried out. It is likely that some herbal treatments will be proven effective and adopted into mainstream medicine.
Key features:Written from a medical viewpoint Provides scientific background to herbal medicine Covers diverse medical subjects such as rheumatology, cardiology, dermatology and oncology and many others Provides much needed information for doctors whose patients may be self prescribing herbal medications Provides the latest information on evidence based tests Proposed Retail Price: AUD 44.95 (before GST) GBP 14.95 USD 26.95
Graham Pinn was born in England and educated at Charing Cross Hospital in London. On qualification he joined the Airforce and developed "the Travel Bug." He completed his specialist training as a physician whilst in the Airforce and after leaving moved to New Zealand. After some years in a district hospital in New Plymouth the travel bug struck again and he set off around the world. Following stints in the Middle East, Germany, the South Pacific, the Seychelles he settled in Australia and worked for 10years as senior physician at the Nambour Hospital on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. In his twilight years he has again set off travelling and is now working once more in the Middle East. The interest in herbal medicine developed during his travels with time in third world environments and exposure to the local treatment options. Traditional treatment has become an increasing interest over the last 15 years, culminating in a series of articles for the Australian General Practitioners Journal. These articles have now been revised and updated as the source of this book.