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Integration into healthcare

Edited by Claudia Witt.

This section covers research related to the health professionals’ attitudes, the economic evaluation and the integration of complementary and alternative therapies into the healthcare services, as well as issues related to medical education and regulation in relation to complementary and alternative medicine.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use has steadily increased globally over the past two decades and is increasingly playing a role in the healthcare system in the United States. CAM practice-based e...

    Authors: Lysbeth Floden, Amy Howerter, Eva Matthews, Mark Nichter, James K Cunningham, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Judith S Gordon and Myra L Muramoto

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:140

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    Studies have demonstrated the potential of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program to improve the condition of individuals with health outcomes such as hypertension, diabetes, and chronic pain; i...

    Authors: Sara Wagner Robb, Kelsey Benson, Lauren Middleton, Christine Meyers and James R Hébert

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:24

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    Massage therapy (MT) is becoming established as a recognized health care profession in Canada. It has been integrated as a core service in settings such as health spas, private integrative health centers, and ...

    Authors: Ania Kania-Richmond, Barb Findlay Reece, Esther Suter and Marja J Verhoef

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:20

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    There is a lack of research on the organisational operations of integrative healthcare (IHC) practices. IHC is a therapeutic strategy integrating conventional and complementary medicine in a shared context to ...

    Authors: Suzanne J Grant and Alan Bensoussan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:410

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    Infertility patients are increasingly using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to supplement or replace conventional fertility treatments. The objective of this study was to determine the roles of CA...

    Authors: Erin O’Reilly, Marika Sevigny, Kelley-Anne Sabarre and Karen P Phillips

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:394

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    Naturopathy forms an increasingly significant part of the Australian healthcare setting, with high utilisation of naturopaths by the Australian public and a large therapeutic footprint in rural and regional Au...

    Authors: Jon L Wardle, David W Sibbritt and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:238

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    Feldenkrais Method® teachers help students improve function and quality of life through verbally and manually guided lessons. The reasons people seek Feldenkrais® lessons are poorly understood. Similarly, little...

    Authors: Patricia A Buchanan, Nicole L Nelsen and Simon Geletta

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:217

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Despite the increasing popularity of acupuncture, there remains uncertainty as to its effectiveness and how it brings about change. Particular questions are posed over whether acupuncture research has sufficie...

    Authors: Sarah Price, Andrew F Long and Mary Godfrey

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:201

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Integrative medicine (IM) integrates evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) with conventional medicine (CON). Medical schools offer basic CAM electives but in postgraduate medical training...

    Authors: Peter Heusser, Sabine Eberhard, Bettina Berger, Johannes Weinzirl and Pascale Orlow

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:191

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly included within mainstream integrative healthcare (IHC) services. Health service managers are key stakeholders central to ensuring effective integra...

    Authors: Judy Singer and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:167

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    Provision of clinically relevant information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to health care professionals is not well described. The aim of the study was to assess questions about CAM to the...

    Authors: Jan Schjøtt and Hilde Erdal

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:56

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  12. Content type: Research article

    As health care has increased in complexity and health care teams have been offered as a solution, so too is there an increased need for stronger interprofessional collaboration. However the intraprofessional f...

    Authors: Marion McGregor, Aaron A Puhl, Christine Reinhart, H Stephen Injeyan and David Soave

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:51

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    While some effort has been made to integrate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information in conventional biomedical training, it is unclear whether regulated Canadian CAM schools’ students are exp...

    Authors: Karine Toupin April and Isabelle Gaboury

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:374

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Community-acquired pneumonia in children is common in China. To understand current clinical characteristics and practice, we conducted a cross-sectional study to analyze quality of care on childhood pneumonia ...

    Authors: Xue-Feng Wang, Jian-Ping Liu, Kun-Ling Shen, Rong Ma, Zhen-Ze Cui, Li Deng, Yun-Xiao Shang, De-Yu Zhao, Li-Bo Wang, Li-Ya Wan, Yi-Qiu Sun, Yan-Ning Li, Zhi-Yan Jiang, Hua Xu, Xin-Min Li, Zhen-Qi Wu…

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:367

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients with IBD is on the increase. Patients report they use CAM when their condition is unresponsive to conventional medication or when they suffer from s...

    Authors: Annelie Lindberg, Britt Ebbeskog, Per Karlen and Lena Oxelmark

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:349

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) during pregnancy is increasing. Scientific evidence for CAM and CAT in the field of obstetrics mainly c...

    Authors: Ester Muñoz-Sellés, Antoni Vallès-Segalés and Josefina Goberna-Tricas

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:318

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Glucosamine is commonly prescribed as a disease modulating agent in osteoarthritis. However, the evidence to date suggests that it has a limited impact on the clinical symptoms of the disease including joint p...

    Authors: Rose Galvin, Grainne Cousins, Fiona Boland, Nicola Motterlini, Kathleen Bennett and Tom Fahey

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:316

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Supported self-management, acupuncture and information can help reduce the symptoms of low back pain. These approaches are currently recommended by NICE guidance as treatment options for patients with persiste...

    Authors: Anna Cheshire, Marie Polley, David Peters and Damien Ridge

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:300

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Large-scale pharmaco-epidemiological studies of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for treatment of urticaria are few, even though clinical trials showed some CHM are effective. The purpose of this study was to exp...

    Authors: Pei-Shan Chien, Yu-Fang Tseng, Yao-Chin Hsu, Yu-Kai Lai and Shih-Feng Weng

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:209

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Registered dietitians (RDs) play a key role in disseminating information about nutrition and intervening in nutrition-related disorders in the Canadian context. Natural health products (NHPs) are increasingly ...

    Authors: Kristine Hirschkorn, Rishma Walji and Heather Boon

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:156

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