Complementary and alternative medicine in women's health - Developing a research agenda
Journal/Book: J Nurse Midwifery. 1999; 44: 655 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010, USA. Elsevier Science Inc. 192-204.
Abstract: Complementary and alternative medicine is becoming an established intervention modality within the contemporary health care system. Various forms of complementary and alternative medicine are used by patients and practitioners alike, including chiropractic, massage, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and energy therapies. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine was established within the National Institutes of Health to facilitate evaluation of these alternative therapies, establish an information clearinghouse, and promote research in the field. This article discusses several aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, relates them to women's health, and describes the need for a research agenda to evaluate the impact of the complementary and alternative medicine modalities used for important conditions affecting women.
Note: Review Wade C, Columbia Univ Coll Phys & Surg, Ctr Complementary & Alternat Med Res Womens Hlth, 630 W 168th St, Box 75, New York,NY 10032 USA
Keyword(s): FEVERFEW TANACETUM-PARTHENIUM; PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL; BLOOD-PRESSURE; DOUBLE-BLIND; UNITED-STATES; PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT; POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN; THERMAL BIOFEEDBACK; MENOPAUSAL WOMEN; BREAST-CANCER