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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments of Water-Associated Infectious Diseases in Alliance with Conventional Medicine Treatments

  • Vimal K. Maurya
  • Swatantra Kumar
  • Amrita Haikerwal
  • Shailendra K. SaxenaEmail author
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Abstract

The high efficacy of CAM therapies is globally acknowledged; however, their scientific validations are yet to be determined. Currently, CAM therapies are applied for treating influenza, Japanese encephalitis, inflammatory diseases, and breast cancer. These nonconventional therapies strengthen whole immune system with minimal side effects and are also cost effective. CAM is a personalized medication which alleviates the disease by treating the underlying causes coupled with it. The usefulness of CAM has been increased recently and considered as a healthcare system, product, and practice that are not a part of conventional medicine. The name CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) has been recently changed to complementary and integrative health (CIH) in Australia and other Western countries.

Keywords

CAM Homeopathy Ayurveda Rhus toxicodendron Hyoscyamus Kali phosphoricum Gelsemium Belladonna 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vimal K. Maurya
    • 1
  • Swatantra Kumar
    • 1
  • Amrita Haikerwal
    • 1
  • Shailendra K. Saxena
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Research, Faculty of Medicine, King George’s Medical UniversityLucknowIndia

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