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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304255
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Benefits of Complementary Health Practices
Author(s):
Zepeda, Mychell G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Epsilon
Author Details:
Mychell G. Zepeda, RN, MSN, mgzepeda@mmci.org
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to define complementary health practices and the disciplines it entails, and demonstrate the increase in its popularity as a conjunction with Western or conventional medicine to form an integrative approach to health and well-being.

Methods: This study was a review of peer reviewed literature and surveys that provided definitions and examples of complementary health practices used as a member of the integrative health team.

Results: It was found that complementary health practices has many variations to its definition but is more commonly defined  as stated by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine as; a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not normally considered to be conventional medicine but rather “Folk Medicine”. In the past alternative forms of medicine and therapies were not taught at American medical schools, these techniques were not available in hospitals, and these services were often not billable or reimbursed by insurance companies.  Due to the new emerging evidence in the safety and effectiveness of complementary health practices, more than one-half of American medical schools now offer alternative therapy courses, many hospitals are offering these therapies, and an increasing number of third-party payers are now offering reimbursement.  The number of complementary health practitioners is on the rise.  These include but are not limited to Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Naturopathic Doctors, and licensed Massage Therapists.

Conclusion: Typically, complementary health practices are an adjunct to mainstream medical care.  One of the main reasons that people choose complementary health practices is because it is a relationship-based care that focuses on the person as a whole, and complementary health therapists offer them personal attention and therapies that are consistent with their values, beliefs, and philosophical views toward health and life.

Keywords:
alternative; intergative
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Benefits of Complementary Health Practicesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZepeda, Mychell G.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Epsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsMychell G. Zepeda, RN, MSN, mgzepeda@mmci.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304255-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to define complementary health practices and the disciplines it entails, and demonstrate the increase in its popularity as a conjunction with Western or conventional medicine to form an integrative approach to health and well-being. <p><b>Methods: </b>This study was a review of peer reviewed literature and surveys that provided definitions and examples of complementary health practices used as a member of the integrative health team. <p><b>Results: </b>It was found that complementary health practices has many variations to its definition but is more commonly defined  as stated by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine as; a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not normally considered to be conventional medicine but rather “Folk Medicine”. In the past alternative forms of medicine and therapies were not taught at American medical schools, these techniques were not available in hospitals, and these services were often not billable or reimbursed by insurance companies.  Due to the new emerging evidence in the safety and effectiveness of complementary health practices, more than one-half of American medical schools now offer alternative therapy courses, many hospitals are offering these therapies, and an increasing number of third-party payers are now offering reimbursement.  The number of complementary health practitioners is on the rise.  These include but are not limited to Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Naturopathic Doctors, and licensed Massage Therapists. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Typically, complementary health practices are an adjunct to mainstream medical care.  One of the main reasons that people choose complementary health practices is because it is a relationship-based care that focuses on the person as a whole, and complementary health therapists offer them personal attention and therapies that are consistent with their values, beliefs, and philosophical views toward health and life.en_GB
dc.subjectalternativeen_GB
dc.subjectintergativeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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