"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.
Nurse and patient characteristics predict communication about complementary and alternative medicine. Cancer. 2016 05 15; 122(10):1552-9.
Dietary suggestions for migraine prevention. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Apr 01; 72(7):519-21.
A multisite, community oncology-based randomized trial of a brief educational intervention to increase communication regarding complementary and alternative medicine. Cancer. 2013 Oct 01; 119(19):3514-22.
A model of CAM use by women with female-specific cancers. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2008 Dec; 46(12):50-7.
Managing chronic pain in patients with cancer who have a history of substance abuse. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2008 Aug; 12(4):663-7.
Complementary and alternative modalities used by women with female-specific cancers. Holist Nurs Pract. 2008 May-Jun; 22(3):127-38; quiz 139.
Lesson from comparison of CAM use by women with female-specific cancers to others: it's time to focus on interaction risks with CAM therapies. Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Dec; 6(4):313-44.
A closing word: critically ill patients' use of complementary and alternative modalities. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2006 Jan-Feb; 25(1):52-3.
Holistic nursing: a way of being. Okla Nurse. 2005 Sep-Nov; 50(3):25-6.
Factors associated with willingness to try different pain treatments for pain after a spinal cord injury. Clin J Pain. 2003 Jan-Feb; 19(1):31-8.