TY - CHAP A1 - Graham Wilfred Ewing ED1 - Marcelo Saad ED2 - Roberta de Medeiros Y1 - 2012-10-17 PY - 2012 T1 - 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? 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. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/50441 DO - 10.5772/50441 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-12 ER -