BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2016) - Dr. Nada Milosavljevic, MD, JD board certified, Harvard-trained physician and integrative medical practitioner, has written an informative and accessible book to help adolescents deal with anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, sleep, concentration, headaches and substance abuse. Holistic Health for Adolescents: How Yoga, Aromatherapy, Teas and More Can Help You Get and Stay Well, published through the Norton Mental Health division of W.W. Norton & Company, is now available online and in bookstores.
"Nada Milosavljevic has written a seminal work on holistic health and wellness which explains in lay terms the importance of this topic and how we can change and improve our lives through greater awareness," offered Chip Fisher of Fisher Wallace Laboratories. "In a world controlled by the pharmaceutical industry and food companies which strive for profit and not the well-being of their customers, this is a welcome tome for consumers of all ages to enjoy and refer to often."
The book's origins are based on research conducted while Dr. Milosavljevic was heading the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. The book offers practical, evidence-based solutions which are cost-effective and promote positive change. Therapies such as acupressure, aromatherapy, yoga, and music therapy are structured around the five senses. Each chapter contains tools to identify and combat stress and empower teens to control chaotic aspects of their lives.
Nancy Rappaport, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School called Holistic Health for Adolescents "a stunning resource for parents, teenagers and clinicians" and said "Dr. M. is a seasoned and talented doctor in complementary alternative medicine. She provides a guided menu that is readily accessible to treat common adolescent problems such as difficulty sleeping, trouble focusing, and low mood. With cutting edge accessible knowledge, Dr. M. provides a valuable toolbox of interventions to empower teenagers with complementary and alternative self-care skills."
Drawing on both conventional and integrative medical training, Dr. Milosavljevic addresses brain fitness and cognitive enhancement (memory, focus and concentration,) sleep disorders, fatigue, mood disorders, stress, anxiety and substance use disorders. In addition to teenagers, parents, doctors, teachers, anyone interested in the well-being of teenagers should read this book.
"Exciting high-tech advances in neurobiology, genetics, neuroimaging, and pharmacology offer a wealth of treatment options to patients, but limited access to care, rising healthcare costs, and fears of potential long-term effects, particularly in the vulnerable adolescent population, require alternatives that make care more accessible, more affordable, and minimally invasive," said Dr. Milosavljevic. "The use of integrative protocols and sensory therapies such as acupuncture and aromatherapy offers many benefits to teens suffering from anxiety disorders including self-empowerment, self-care, and long-term preventive care."
As both a trained medical doctor on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and noted complementary and alternative medicine specialist, Dr. Nada Milosavljevic, JD, MD, brings a rich and unique background to this book.
Milosavljevic is also the founder of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the first MD/Certified Tea Specialist (CTS) in the United States. She has earned her Certification in Integrative Medicine from the American Board of Physician Specialties. She founded Sage Tonic, www.sagetonic.com to deliver an innovative holistic program for wellness. The Sage Tonic interactive mobile app and website deliver an easy and practical way to experience alternative therapies wherever users are. The company's goal is to empower users with the tools and information to make educated decisions about their health, and incorporate integrative practices in their everyday lives.
Prior to her medical career, she practiced law with a specialty in intellectual property. She lives in Boston and has a private medical practice in Newton, MA.
Holistic Health for Adolescents: How Yoga, Aromatherapy, Teas and More Can Help You Get and Stay Well, published by Norton Mental Health, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY
Pages: 288 pages/paperback