As a field, men's health is far behind women's health in terms of the availability of reliable, scientifically based information that men, their partners, and health care providers can rely on when seeking information and treatment. Moreover, integrative approaches are becoming more popular with men whose healthcare providers understand that most of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in men, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, urologic disease, and
sexual dysfunction, can be ameliorated using an integrative approach, with more emphasis on the patient-provider relationship, lifestyle change, and the use of proven complementary modalities. Integrative Men's Health provides an evidence-based perspective on the health problems that affect men and
the ways in which such problems may be prevented or treated utilizing a broad armamentarium of approaches - from conventional tools to complementary modalities. All chapters take into consideration of all the factors that influence men's health including body, mind, and spirit in a way that neither rejects alternative approaches nor accepts any of them uncritically.
MS: Medical Director and Director of the Mens Clinic, Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine; GM: Chief Medical Officer, The Oasis Institute Integrative Medicine And Disease Prevention Clinic, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Arthritis: Osteoporosis Research and Treatment Center, Inc.
1. Introduction to Integrative Health and Medicine for Men ; 2. Nutritional Therapies for Men's Health ; 3. Dietary Supplements and Men's Health ; 4. Mind-Body Medicine and Men's Health ; 5. Spirituality ; 6. Physical Activity and Men's Health ; 7. Traditional Chinese Medicine ; 8. Ayurveda and Men's Health ; 9. Homeopathy for Men's Health ; 10. Men's Integrative Cardiology ; 11. Urology ; 12. Men's Sexual Function and Sexual Health ; 13. Testosterone Deficiency and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) ; 14. Bone Health ; 15. Gastrointestinal Disease in Men ; 16. Integrative Treatment of Common Cancers in Men ; 17. Dermatologic Conditions ; 18. Healthy Aging ; 19. Environmental Toxins and Men's Health ; 20. Future of Men's Health