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Chinese Nutrition Therapy PDF

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The basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are rooted in the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang. These two polar opposites organize and explain the ongoing process of natural change and transformation in the universe. According to ancient lore, yang marks the sunny side and yin the shady side of a hill. In the theory of yin and yang, all things and phenomena of the cosmos contain these two complementary aspects. The traditional Taoist symbol for completeness and harmony is the merging monad of yin and yang. The standard of TCM, the Huang Di Nei Jing, “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine,” dates as far back as 500–300 BC. This 18-volume classic work has two parts, Ling Shu and Su We. The Su Wen explains the theoretical foundations of TCM in the form of a dialogue between the legendary Yellow Emperor Huan Di and his personal physician Shi Po. The Ling Shu, the practical part of the Nei Jing, reports on therapies and their uses in TCM: acupuncture, moxibustion, nutri…

Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice PDF

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Introduction to Drug Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1 Introduction to Pharmacology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A Message to Students 2
Overview 2
Sources of Drugs 3
Drug Classifications and Prototypes 3
Drug Names 3
Drug Marketing 3
Pharmacoeconomics 4
Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 4
Drug Approval Processes 4
Sources of Drug Information 7
Strategies for Studying Pharmacology 7
2 Basic Concepts and Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Overview 9
Cellular Physiology 9
Drug Transport Through Cell Membranes 10
Pharmacokinetics 10
Pharmacodynamics 15
Variables That Affect Drug Actions 17
Tolerance and Cross-Tolerance 20
Adverse Effects of Drugs 20
3 Administering Medications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Overview 29
General Principles of Accurate Drug Administration 29
Legal Responsibilities 30
Medication Errors 30
Medication…

Holistic Nursing Ebook PDF

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Holisticnursing is a medical specialty that takes the entire being of the patient into consideration, rather than just diagnosing specific physical symptoms. Holistic nurses often recommend complementary medical treatments to assist patients in attaining better health. The nurse becomes a partner with patients by forging interpersonal and lasting relationships. Nurses who are trained in holistic healthcare practices often work in hospice settings and long-term care facilities.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is said to be one of the first acknowledged holistic nurses. She was known as “The Lady of the Lamp” because she brought comforting light and a gentle smile to war-wounded soldiers. As a nurse, she was efficient and thorough, but she also treated each patient as an individual whose personal needs mattered -- the definition of a holistic nurse.
Holisticnursing should not be considered an alternative to modern medicine, but rather an adjunct for improved health care. The holistic n…