Complementary medicine - The problem and the challenge

T. Bentwich, Z. Bentwich

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There is an increasing demand for complementary medicine in its various forms in developing countries, due to the average health consumer's general dissatisfaction with the existing medical system. This is broadly defined as consisting of the following major components: lack of satisfactory answers for health problems; super specialization of the medical profession; alienation from the medical practice and in most hospital services; lack of physical touch and communication with patients; increasing awareness of negative effects and dangers of medical treatments, medications and interventions; and growing interest and attraction for natural treatments. These problems present true challenges to the medical profession and has to be taken in consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-822
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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