"Complementary Therapies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Complementary Therapies".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Complementary Therapies".
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Complementary Therapies" by people in Profiles.
The Trials and Tribulations of Selecting Comparison Groups in Randomized Trials of Nonpharmacological Complementary and Integrative Health Interventions. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Jun; 26(6):449-455.
Exploring the Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Modalities in Urgent Care for Acute Pain. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Jun; 26(6):537-540.
Convergent Points for Conventional Medicine and Whole Systems Research: A User's Guide. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Mar; 25(S1):S12-S16.
Whole Systems Research Methods in Health Care: A Scoping Review. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Mar; 25(S1):S21-S51.
Whole Systems Within Whole Systems: The Oregon Health Plan's Expansion of Services for Back and Neck Pain. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Mar; 25(S1):S61-S68.
Do cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons? Findings from a nationally representative sample in the United States. Cancer. 2017 04 15; 123(8):1453-1463.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in an Integrated Health Care Delivery System: Users of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Services. Perm J. 2017; 21:16-172.
Development and Validation of the EXPECT Questionnaire: Assessing Patient Expectations of Outcomes of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Chronic Pain. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Nov; 22(11):936-946.
Association Between Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Initiation: The Breast Cancer Quality of Care (BQUAL) Study. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Sep 01; 2(9):1170-6.
Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 16; 162(12):841-50.