Integrative Sexual Health (Weil Integrative Medicine Library)

Integrative Sexual Health (Weil Integrative Medicine Library)

By: Janet Mindes (editor), Barbara Bartlik (editor), Geovanni Espinosa (editor), Andrew Weil (series_editor)Paperback

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Integrative Sexual Health explores beyond the standard topics in men's and women's health, drawing on a diverse research literature to provide an overview of sexual biology and sexual dysfunction, diverse lifespan, lifestyle and environmental impacts on sexual function, integrative medicine solutions to sexual problems, and traditional eastern and western treatment approaches to healing sexual difficulties. This comprehensive guide written by experts in the field provides clinical vignettes, detailed treatment strategies for mitigating the side effects of both medications and sexual dysfunction associated with medical illness and poor lifestyle habits, and extensive further reading resources. Integrative treatment modalities not typically consulted in mainstream medicine, such as traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, aromatherapy, and botanical medicine, are presented with the best evidence, in a clinically relevant manner. Part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, this volume is a must read for the specialist and non-specialist alike who wish to address sexual problems using an integrative medicine approach, and acquire tools to maintain lifetime optimal health and vitality that supports healthy sexuality. Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle; it emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. Series editor Andrew Weil, MD, is Professor and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Weil's program was the first such academic program in the U.S., and its stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."

About Author

Barbara Bartlik, MD is a board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan who also is a boarded specialist in integrative medicine, certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). She treats men, women and couples with sexual problems, women with hormonally-related concerns, and all patients with problems of a more general psychiatric or medical nature. Dr. Bartlik takes a holistic approach to treatment, emphasizing lifestyle and nutritional strategies, seeking to responsibly minimize the use of pharmaceuticals while optimizing overall health and well-being. Dr. Bartlik is on the voluntary faculty of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, New York, NY and on staff at the Yonkers Service Center of Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, NY. Geovanni Espinosa, ND, LAc, IFMCP, CNS is a naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative and functional urology. Dr. Geo is Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) Department of Urology where he is the director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center. He is the author of the popular prostate cancer book Thrive, Don't Only Survive and has co-authored numerous books on natural medicine in urology and men's health. Dr. Geo is the Chief Medical Officer and formulator of XY Wellness, LLC and lectures internationally on the application of science-based nutritional medicine in urology. Janet Mindes, PhD is Faculty and Director of Research Instruction and Development at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. A research psychologist/neuroscientist, she received her BA from Harvard University and her PhD from New York University in experimental psychology. Dr. Mindes has over twenty-five years of experience in psychological and neuroscience research and education, with a focus on integrative medicine (IM) since 1998, particularly as relevant to the brain, emotion and neuropsychiatric conditions. From 1998 to 2007, she was a member of the former Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) in New York City and was active in other research and educational efforts at Columbia P&S until 2015.


Foreword by Andrew Weil Preface: An Overview of Integrative Sexual Health Section I: An Integrative Medicine Framework for Understanding Sexual Dysfunction Chapter 1: Female Sexual Biochemistry Madeleine M. Castellanos Chapter 2: Mid-Life & Beyond: Female Hormonal Status / Menopause and Effects on Sexual Health Janine A. Blackman Chapter 3: Integrative Approach to Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction Jacquelyn M. Paykel Chapter 4: Male Sexual Function and Dysfunction Jeffrey A. Albaugh Chapter 5: Mid-life and Beyond Male Hormonal Status / Andropause and its Effects on Sexual Health Geovanni Espinosa and Ralph Esposito Chapter 6: Integrative Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction Jeffrey A. Albaugh Section II: Lifestyle and Environmental Impacts on Sexual Function Chapter 7: Optimum Macro-Nutrition for Sexual Health Ronald L. Hoffman and Leyla Muedin Chapter 8: Sexual Dysfunction Secondary to Micronutrient Deficiency: A Common but Unrecognized Adverse Effect of Many Pharmaceuticals Barbara Bartlik, Janet Mindes, and Sheila Sperber Haas Chapter 9: Birth Control Pills and Hormonal Contraception: Effects on Female Sexual Desire and Pleasure Barbara Bartlik, Amandeep Kaur, Chelsea Schoen, and Julie Kolzet Chapter 10: Toxins: A Pervasive 21st Century Problem for Health and Sexuality Adrienne Sprouse Chapter 11: Sexual Dysfunction and Exercise Keoni (John) Teta, Ralph Esposito, and Jade Teta Chapter 12: The Obesity Epidemic and Sexual Health Steven Lamm and Jonathan Bekisz Section III: An Integrative Medicine Perspective on Psychiatric, Psychological, Physiological and Behavioral Disturbances Relevant to Sexual Function Chapter 13: Integrative Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: An Effective Non-Pharmacological Approach that Preserves Sexual Functioning Katherine Falk Chapter 14: Inflammation and the Gut - Brain - Mood Connection: A New Perspective in Psychiatry and Sexual Dysfunction Katherine Falk, Barbara Bartlik, and Janet Mindes Chapter 15: Understanding Sexual Addiction and Hypersexuality: An Integrative Approach to Treatment Monica Meyer Chapter 16: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Female Sexual Pain Susan Kellogg Spadt and Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello Section IV: Traditional Eastern and Western Treatment Approaches to Healing Sexual Problems Chapter 17: Healing Sexual Problems in the Ayurvedic Tradition of India Keesha Ewers Chapter 18: Healing Male Sexual Function Concerns in Traditional Asian Medicine Jillian Capodice Chapter 19: Homeopathy in the Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Problems Dana Ullman and Karen Allen Chapter 20: Chiropractic: How Musculoskeltal Involvement Impacts Sexuality Susan Eisen Chapter 21: Aromatherapy in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and Relationship Problems Mindy Green Chapter 22: The Benefits of Water Therapy for Sexual and Pelvic Problems Alexa Fleckenstein Chapter 23: Botanicals (Adaptogens and Others) that Support or Stimulate Desire: Traditions and Science Eric Yarnell

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  • ISBN13: 9780190225889
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9780190225889
  • weight: 968
  • ISBN10: 0190225882

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