complementary medicine


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complementary medicine

the treatment, alleviation, or prevention of disease by such techniques as osteopathy, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture, allied with attention to such factors as diet and emotional stability, which can affect a person's wellbeing
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If you have specific questions about complementary medicine practices and don't get a satisfactory answer from your doctor, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (www.
If a medicine does not meet any of the abovementioned requirements to be defined as a complementary medicine, selling will have to be discontinued and application will have to be made for registration as an allopathic medicine.
Moreover, the concept of 'complementary' medicine will be adopted rather than alternative & complementary medicine to guarantee that patients will receive complementary treatment in addition to conventional medical treatment.
Dr Amiri said: "Complementary medicines are an essential part of our health-care systems and there is a great need for an innovative system to measure risks of complementary medicines based on the highest international standards.
Adverse events following complementary medicine use, other than medicines, vaccines and medical devices, can be reported via the complaints mechanisms established by professional associations and for registered professions (Chinese medicine, chiropractic and osteopathy) via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Maryam Al-Jalahma also participated in the meeting of the roundtable, with the participation of the members of GCC Executive Authority, who discussed the importance of the Complementary Medicine for the future uses.
Patients with education levels of high school or less were also less likely to try complementary medicines, with an odds ratio of 0.
In 30 cases, the issues were "probably or definitely" related to complementary medicine, and 17 patients were regarded as being harmed by a failure to use conventional medicine.
Di Stefano examines the historical perspectives and provides many of the roots of holistic and complementary medicine from the practices of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Arab physicians.
Expanding the continuum of care to include lifestyle approaches and complementary medicine can provide additional powerful tools and resources to address the health concerns that challenge patients.
My wife and I had had some long conversations about the extent of our efforts to enlist my physicians' participation in complementary medicine.
The first study the OTA cites was written by a graduate student and published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM), hardly a mainstream scientific journal.

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