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Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Benjamin D. Koen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Western medicine has conventionally separated music, science, and religion into distinct entities, yet traditional cultures throughout the world have always viewed music as a bridge that connects and ... More


Producing Health in Past and Present: The Changing Roles of Scientific and Alternative Medicine

Anne Digby and Sheila Ryan Johansson

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores some issues raised by historical changes in the positions of scientific and alternative medicine in health care provision, pointing out parallels between the coexistence of ... More


Politics of Healing

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the political pressures that led to the creation of the Office for the Study of Unconventional Medical Practices. The exponential growth for medical costs starting in the 1970s ... More


Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

David E. Guinn (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book discusses the role of religion in a religiously pluralistic liberal society, namely the United States. Nowhere else in the public realm do the fundamental religious questions about the ... More


Complementary and Alternative Medicine in America's “Two Buddhisms,”

David Numrich Paul

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Buddhists in the United States fall into two main camps: ethnic Asians, for whom Buddhism represents the primary religious component of their cultural heritage, and non-Asian converts to Buddhism. ... More


Discussing unproven therapies

Penelope Schofield, Justine Diggens, Sue Hegarty, Catherine Charleson, Rita Marigliani, Caroline Nehill, and Michael Jefford

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The use of unproven therapies or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) continues to evoke strong debate and diverse views within the medical community. Many doctors are concerned about the ... More


Postmodernist Medicine

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the rise of postmodernism in the second half of the twentieth century and the epistemological challenges it forced upon the core values of scientific positivism. Postmodernism ... More


Special medical conditions and therapeutic interventions

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559121
eISBN:
9780191724022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559121.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Cancer progression is not affected by placebo treatments; however symptoms can be reduced by placebos. Nocebo effects are crucially involved in anticipatory nausea and vomiting before a cancer ... More


Limits of Science and Boundaries of Access: Alternative Health Care

E. Haavi Morreim

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines whether complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) should be covered by health insurance. It first considers the philosophical and practical obstacles to science in medicine ... More


Complementary and alternative therapies in cancer/integrative oncology

Susan MacDonald and Doreen Oneschuk

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0151
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents case studies to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to develop proficiency in discussing and advising patients about using complementary and ... More


Multiple Meanings of Chinese Healing in the United States

Linda L. Barnes

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following a front-page story in the New York Times in 1972 by James Reston about his experiences with acupuncture in a Chinese hospital, virtually every article on complementary and alternative ... More


Culture matters: integration of folk medicine into healthcare in Russia1

Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova and Pavel Romanov

in Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349569
eISBN:
9781447303251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter further explores the challenges of integrating emerging professional groups and the significance of culture, discussing the integration of folk medicine in healthcare in the cultural ... More


Medical Treatment

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines some of the many difficult issues arising in the medico-legal area insofar as they have a religious dimension or implicate the religious liberty of the persons seeking or ... More


“Integrative” Medicine: Integrating Quackery with Science-Based Medicine

David H. Gorski

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Integrative medicine is becoming more and more accepted by mainstream academic medical centers and funding agencies. This chapter discusses and defines integrative medicine, complementary and ... More


Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s Challenge: A Case Study

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter identifies the differences that separate homeopathy from biomedicine. The tension between homeopathy and conventional medicine is essentially that of two epistemologically different ... More


Horus: Alternative Healing or the Illegal Practice of Medicine

Susan J. Palmer

in The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735211
eISBN:
9780199918577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735211.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The antisecte movement in the late 20th century has taken up the banner of reason against obscurantisme in its efforts to expose fake healers. It is perhaps significant that some of the most ... More


Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

John Haller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Can evidence-based medicine (EBM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) find common ground? This book explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual ... More


Alternative Medicine

David Ellis

in Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546657
eISBN:
9780191701443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores alternative medicine treatment. When there is no effective and simple drug treatment for a disease, assuming drug treatment can ever be simple, and when the surgical options are ... More


An Inside Look at Naturopathic Medicine: A Whistleblower’s Deconstruction of Its Core Principles

Britt Marie Hermes

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Naturopathic medicine (a.k.a., naturopathy) is marketed as a unique form of primary care medicine that is allegedly patient-centered, safe, and effective. The heart of naturopathy is positioned ... More


Professional Borders in Popular Media

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines scientific boundary work in popular reporting on biomedical research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), particularly a special report in Newsweek magazine on the ... More


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