Healing the heart: integrating complementary therapies and healing practices into the care of cardiovascular patients
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Healing the heart
Abstract: 

Complementary therapies and healing practices have been found to reduce stress, anxiety, and lifestyle patterns known to contribute to cardiovascular disease. Promising therapies include imagery and hypnosis, meditation, yoga, tai chi, prayer, music, exercise, diet, and use of dietary supplements. Many of these complementary approaches to healing have been within the domain of nursing for centuries and can readily be integrated into the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. While individual complimentary modalities hold considerable merit, it is critical that the philosophy underlying these therapies--caring, holism, and harmony--also be understood and honored.

Author(s): 
Kreitzer, Mary Jo
Snyder, Mariah
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing
Journal Abbreviation: 
Prog Cardiovasc Nurs
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Year: 
2002
Pages: 
73-80
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0889-7204
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 11986540

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Mary Jo Kreitzer and Mariah Snyder. 2002. "Healing the heart: integrating complementary therapies and healing practices into the care of cardiovascular patients." Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing 17: 2: 73-80.

Wikipedia Citation

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