Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Its Relationship to Western Medicine

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CAM is an acronym combining two terms, “complementary medicine” and “alternative medicine,” both of which are recent. The definitions of CAM point out the diversity of phenomena behind the concept and list therapies currently belonging to the CAM field. A universal definition that would provide a demarcation line between CAM and the dominant system does not exist, and CAM is best understood as a residual category, defined by its exclusion from “official” or “medical school” medicine. Some CAM treatments are fundamentally incompatible with science, but some treatments, currently belonging to the CAM domain, will, sooner or later, be included in mainstream medicine, if their effectiveness can be demonstrated. CAM as a concept may be useful in describing a phenomenon from a sociological or political point of view, but from the scientific perspective there is only one medicine.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationHandbook of the Philosophy of Medicine
RedaktörerThomas Schramme, Steven Edwards
Antal sidor10
UtgivningsortDordrecht
FörlagSpringer Science+Business Media
Utgivningsdatum3 jan 2017
Sidor927-936
ISBN (tryckt)978-94-017-8687-4, 978-94-017-8689-8
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-94-017-8688-1
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StatusPublicerad - 3 jan 2017
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Louhiala, P. J. (2017). Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Its Relationship to Western Medicine. I T. Schramme, & S. Edwards (Red.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine (s. 927-936 ). Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8688-1_47
Louhiala, Pekka Juhani. / Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Its Relationship to Western Medicine. Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine. redaktör / Thomas Schramme ; Steven Edwards. Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media, 2017. s. 927-936
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