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Complementry and Alternative Medicine

History, Definitions, and What Is It Today?
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Part of the Biomedical Ethics Reviews book series (BER)

Abstract

No topic in the health care arena has been the subject of more heated debate in the last few years, short of access to care and health care costs, than complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). CAM has been the focus of extensive media attention numerous medical articles, books, periodical reviews, as well as the topic of talk shows and dinner conversations. Many patients are seeking increasingly more information from their physicians and other resources about alternatives to conventional, allopathic medicine.

Keywords

Traditional Chinese Medicine Alternative Medicine Chelation Therapy Conventional Medicine Massage Therapist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola UniversityMaywood

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