TY - CHAP A1 - Roberta de Medeiros A2 - Marcelo Saad ED1 - Marcelo Saad ED2 - Roberta de Medeiros Y1 - 2012-10-17 PY - 2012 T1 - Complementary Therapies – Considerations Before Recommend, Tolerate or Proscribe Them N2 - 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. BT - Complementary Therapies for the Contemporary Healthcare SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/50446 DO - 10.5772/50446 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-23 ER -