Why I would not recommend complementary or alternative therapies

A physician's perspective

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Abstract

The use of complementary or alternative therapies by patients with rheumatic diseases is widespread and under-reported by patient to physician. The most commonly used forms of therapy are herbal/nutrient supplements, chiropractic, homeopathy, and acupuncture. The use of these therapies for treatment of rheumatic disease is not substantiated by review of the available medical literature. Furthermore, these therapies are expensive and potentially toxic. Incorporation of these treatments into the therapeutic armamentarium of the rheumatologist cannot be recommended until they are shown to be effective, safe, and affordable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-843
Number of pages11
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Complementary Therapies
Physicians
Rheumatic Diseases
Phytotherapy
Therapeutics
Chiropractic
Homeopathy
Poisons
Acupuncture
Food

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  • Rheumatology

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