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Complementary and alternative medicine 

Complementary and alternative medicine

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Complementary and alternative medicine
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E. Ernst

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0205
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date: 27 June 2017

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be positively defined as diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention which complements mainstream medicine by contributing to a common whole, by satisfying a demand not met by orthodoxy, or by diversifying the conceptual frameworks of medicine. It is popular, hence doctors should know about it....

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