Methodologies for effectively assessing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) : research tools and techniques /

Examining the methods and criteria for assessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), this book highlights how CAM research must be treated differently to research in conventional medicine. Experts from a wide range of CAM modalities provide background to the therapies and suggest the most...

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Other Authors: Langweiler, Mark J. (Editor), McCarthy, Peter W. (Editor), Leight, Kenneth A. (Author of introduction, etc.)
Format: eBook
Published: London, England ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Singing Dragon, 2015.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword: Embracing the Spirit of CAM; PREFACE; 1. Blind Men and Elephants: Attempting to Capture CAM in anEnlightenment Box; 2. At the Boundaries of Integrated General Practice; 3. The Pillars of Proof: Safety, Efficacy, Quality and the Construction of a Traditional Medicine/Complementary Alternative Medicine Policy Discourse; 4. Health Psychology and InterpretativePhenomenological Analysis; 5. Using Psychosocial Models and Methodsto Evaluate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 6. Issues in Spirituality Research in the Biomedical Context.
  • 7. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Challenges for Research8. Researching Chinese Herbal Medicine; 9. Clinical Research Evidence in Homeopathy; 10. Medicinal Plants: From Laboratory to Clinical Trial; 11. Research into the Clinical Linkage betweenVisceral Dysfunction and Somatic Symptomatology; 12. Manual Medicine: Past and Future; 13. Craniosacral Therapy; 14. Assessing Āyuverda, Mapping the Woods or Counting the Trees Need and Approach; 15. Methodological Challenges and Research Design in Research Study of Qigong Therapies; 16. Research Methodology for Tai Chi Chuan.
  • 17. Yoga: A Review of the ResearchABOUT THE AUTHORS; INDEX.