Would you use complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS)? Well, research has shown that up to three quarters of patients with cancer may at least supplement their treatment with such therapies, spending as much on CAMS as conventional drugs. How do you decide? This book provides a full range of perspectives on CAMS from patients and CAMS practitioners to conventional doctors who oppose the use of these alternative treatments because of the lack of evidence of efficacy and safety. Then there are the CAMS researchers, educators and regulators who view CAMS from different perspectives. The broad array of opinions build a complete picture of the issues for discerning readers to be adequately informed to make up their minds and draw their own conclusions.
|Title of host publication||Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicines|
|Editors||Ian Olver, Monica Robotin|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdon|
|Publisher||Imperial College Press|
|Pages||357 - 371|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|