Otolaryngologists-Head and neck surgeons, skilled surgeons and medical practitioners in diagnosing and treating conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck, are presented another dimension of treatment in this coverage of Complementary and Integrative medicine in otolaryngology. Examined in this issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics are integrative approaches to Tinnitus; Balance disorders; Otitis media; Sleep disorders; Allergy; Facial pain; Rhinosinusitis; among the other diseases managed by otolaryngologists. Each topic presents an Overview, Physiology and Anatomy, Symptoms, Medical Treatment Approaches and Outcomes, Surgical Treatment Approaches and Outcomes, Patient Self Treatments, Integrative Treatment Approaches and Outcomes, Multimodal Approaches and Outcomes. The expert group of editors and authors have extensive background in integrative therapies and emphasize the integrative aspect of these treatments alongside traditional medical and surgical approaches.
By John Maddalozzo, MD, University of Chicago
Lurie Children's Hospital; Edmund A. Pribitkin, MD, Thomas Jefferson University; Michael D. Seidman, MD, FACS, Director Otologic/Neurotologic/Skull Base Surgery, Medical Director Wellness and Integrative Medicine, Advent Health (Celebration and South Campuses) and Professor Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Central Florida, Adjunct Professor Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of South Florida