A Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine with a Concentration on Ayurveda Acupuncture and Chiropractic
Boyer, Chancellor R.
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This paper investigates the phenomenon of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and how various practices within it have continued to flourish despite the preeminence of the Western biomedical tradition. Through a critical analysis of three intentionally chosen CAM systems (ayurveda, acupuncture, and chiropractic) an improved understanding of how they can function as supplemental treatments that encourage a biopsychosocial orientation toward healthcare can be gained.