Posted on December 10, 2013
Complementary and alternative therapies have and are receiving a great deal of attention in health care. Do we think broadly enough about them? An earlier definition of complementary/alternative medicine was that it included any therapy or practice that was not part of Western health care. Thus, these therapies encompassed more than herbal preparations and acupuncture. When the healing practices used by persons around the globe are considered, the number of therapies grows into the thousands.