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Complementary Therapies for the Contemporary Healthcare

Edited by Marcelo Saad

Spiritist Medical Association of Sao Paulo


Roberta De Medeiros

Centro Universitário São Camilo

Complementary therapies (CTs) are practices, products or systems for health that are outside the domain of conventional medicine (also called Western or allopathic medicine), used either to treat illnesses or to promote health and well-being. Defining CTs is difficult, because the field is very broad and constantly changing. The list of what is considered CT changes continually, and therapies whose safety and effectiveness are demonstrated may become part of conventional medicine. We hope the information from the present book can collaborate in some manner with the ongoing process of evolution of the paradigms related to concepts of health, disease and healing.

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Complementary Therapies for the Contemporary HealthcareEdited by Marcelo Saad

Published: October 17th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3307

ISBN: 978-953-51-0801-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7034-1

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

32503 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. Complementary Therapies – Considerations Before Recommend, Tolerate or Proscribe Them

By Roberta de Medeiros and Marcelo Saad


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2. Integrating Complementary and Conventional Care Using Quality Use of Medicines as a Framework

By Trisha Dunning


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3. Evaluating Homeopathic Therapies for Contemporary Health Care: An Evident Priority

By Vilelmine Carayanni


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4. Review of Traditional Chinese Medicine Pulse Diagnosis Quantification

By Anson Chui Yan Tang


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5. Does the Cognitive Top-Down Systems Biology Approach, Embodied in Virtual Scanning, Provide Us with a Theoretical Framework to Explain the Function of Most Complementary and Alternative and Most Orthodox Biomedical Techniques?

By Graham Wilfred Ewing


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6. Musical Auditory Stimulation and Cardiac Autonomic Regulation

By Vitor Engrácia Valenti, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Heraldo L. Guida, Luiz Carlos M. Vanderlei, Lucas Lima Ferreira and Celso Ferreira


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7. Spiritual-Religious Coping – Health Services Empowering Patients’ Resources

By Marcelo Saad and Roberta de Medeiros


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8. Botanical Species as Traditional Therapy: A Quantitative Analisys of the Knowledge Among Ranchers in Southeastern Brazil

By Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, Luci de Senna-Valle and Regina Helena Potsch Andreata


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9. Hypocholesterolaemic Effects of Probiotics

By Kalavathy Ramasamy, Zuhailah Mohd Shafawi, Vasudevan Mani, Ho Yin Wan and Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed


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10. Traditional and Modern Medicine Harmonizing the Two Approaches in the Treatment of Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s Disease – AD)

By Bowirrat Abdalla, Mustafa Yassin, Menachem Abir, Bishara Bisharat and Zaher Armaly


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11. Distant Healing by the Supposed Vital Energy – Scientific Bases

By Marcelo Saad and Roberta de Medeiros


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