Perspectives about complementary and alternative medicine in rheumatology.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) treatments are considered nonmainstream therapies. The popularity and widespread usage of CAM reflects the inadequacies of the current understanding and management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal (and other) diseases despite significant progress. Better science in the future will relegate certain CAM therapies to the margins of medicine or to history and perhaps see the adoption of others into mainstream medicine. Despite the recent increased interest in CAM, particularly for rheumatic diseases, few clinically important contributions have emerged thus far.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rajbhandary, R; Bhangle, S; Patel, S; Sen, D; Perlman, A; Panush, RS

Published Date

  • February 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 21220081

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3163

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2010.11.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States