Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective
provides a critical analysis of non-allopathic healing practices, including their uses, limitations, and scientific basis. The evidence-based discussion explores complementary, alternative, and integrative health (CAIH) across various cultural and ethnic groups both in the U.S. and internationally, to give you a greater understanding of the different modalities—including a literature-backed examination of proven methods and questionable practices within a cross-cultural framework. Each chapter highlights the scientific analysis of the practices relevant to each group, and guides you toward independent analysis of the risks and benefits of the practices discussed. Emphasizing the student as a future health professional, this book includes case studies, examples, questions, and discussion problems that underscore the role of health educators in educating consumers about CAIH practices.
Keywords: Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: A Multicultural Perspective; Helda Pinzon-Perez; Miguel A. Perez; public health; integrative medicine; complementary, alternative, and integrative health; CAM education; alternative medicine analysis; CAM scientific basis; CAM modalities; CAM in public health; consumer health education; cultural CAM use; international CAM; evidence-based alternative medicine; cultural health traditions; health education; AMA resolution #514; non-allopathic healing; CAM supportive care; complementary medicine; CAM risks; CAM benefits; CAM therapies; holistic medicine for professionals, Public Health Behavior & Education, Teacher Education (K-12), Public Health Behavior & Education, Teacher Education (K-12)