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Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 158, Issue 7–8, pp 218–221 | Cite as

Komplementärmedizin – eine kritische Analyse

  • Edzard ErnstEmail author
Übersicht

Zusammenfassung

Komplementärmedizin ist ein komplexer Bereich, der vor allem wegen seiner weiten Verbreitung an Bedeutung gewonnen hat. Hier versuche ich, ihn kurz aber kritisch zu beleuchten. Mein skizzenhafter Abriss kommt zu dem Schluss, dass insbesondere die Fragen zur Wirksamkeit und Sicherheit komplementärmedizinischer Methoden systematisch erforscht werden können und sollten.

Schlüsselwörter

Komplementärmedizin Forschung Evidenz Therapie Diagnostik 

Complementary Medicine – a critical analysis

Summary

Complementary medicine is a complex field, which has gained importance particularly due to its wide-spread use. Here I try to review this area briefly but critically. My conclusion is that issues such as efficacy and safety of complementary techniques can and should be researched systematically and rigorously.

Keywords

Complementary medicine Research Evidence Therapy Diagnostic 

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical SchoolUniversities of Exeter & PlymouthExeterUK

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