Update on the use of alternative medicine by the elderly

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Abstract

Ten years ago, I edited a textbook on the use of alternative medicine by the elderly [1]. The purpose of the present chapter is to briefly highlight significant improvements in our understanding of the use of alternative medicine by this growing segment of the world’s population, by summarizing recent published literature on this topic. An opening section describes the prevalence and rationale for use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), drawn from epidemiological studies, followed by an overview of recent research on CAM therapies, for specific mental and physical conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAlternative Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPerceptions, Uses and Benefits and Clinical Implications
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages3-20
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781634848510
ISBN (Print)9781634848268
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Cherniack, E. P. (2016). Update on the use of alternative medicine by the elderly. In Alternative Medicine: Perceptions, Uses and Benefits and Clinical Implications (pp. 3-20). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..