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Research issues in complementary therapy

Richardson, Janet (2004) Research issues in complementary therapy. Clinical Research Focus: the Journal of the Institute of Clinical Research, 15 (3). pp. 7-12. ISSN 0968-0594



A question frequently asked by healthcare professionals and journalists is, "Do complementary therapies work?" Such a question needs to acknowledge that therapies that come under the umbrella of 'complementary and alternative therapies' are many and diverse. The extent to which therapeutic interventions are defined as complementary or alternative is influenced by the leading paradigm of the day, and the power of professional bodies. The House of Lords Select Committee report divides complementary therapies into three discrete groups (Table 1). This classification was essential to the Select Committee's conclusions regarding regulation, research and availability on the National Health Service (NHS) of the approaches.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Life Sciences, School of
ID Code:376
Deposited On:17 Aug 2005
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