Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based by John W. Spencer, Joseph J. Jacobs

By John W. Spencer, Joseph J. Jacobs

This accomplished, evidence-based source examines present medical learn on complementary and substitute drugs (CAM). It contains up-to-date fabric and new chapters on criminal and moral concerns; integration of scientific perform; and scientific education with complementary, substitute and evidence-based medication. an invaluable reference for physicians, healthcare prone and scientists. prior version: c1999. Softcover.

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Historical antecedents reveal that CAM is partially rooted in ancient cultures and beliefs, as well as in more modern, eclectic groups of practices. 75 Most of medical science, including physicians, has been slow to accept CAM, primarily because little information exists to demonstrate that these therapies are helpful and safe. All practicing health providers need to become more knowledgeable about CAM therapies as more consumers increasingly use these procedures. Practice guidelines will help make the profession more credible.

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