Holistic Healthcare: Possibilities and Challenges

Holistic Healthcare: Possibilities and Challenges

Pages: 250

Publisher: CRC Press

Year of Publication: 2016

Author(s) : Anne George, Oluwafemi Samuel Oluwatobi and Blessy Joseph

Book Description:

This new book focuses on recent trends in holistic medicine, the art of maintaining proper balance between one’s physical health and mental well-being. The books highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy life style for physical well-being and examines the advantages of using traditional medicine to combat multi-drug-resistance problems caused by modern-day antibiotics. It details the advantages of using holistic approaches to treat infectious diseases with relevant clinical data.


This book examines integrative pharmacology, combining the use of Ayurveda (traditional Indian Medicine [TIM]), traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and conventional medicine (CM), reviews African traditional and alternative medicine implementation in primary healthcare systems, discusses the potential bactericidal properties of plants commonly used in Ayurvedic medicinal practices, examines the antibacterial effect of green tea and black tea extract against selected genera of bacteria as well as explores audio visual entertainment and acupressure therapy for insomnia.