Women's use of complementary and alternative therapies in reproductive health care
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Numerous studies have documented that health care consumers all over the world are spending money out of pocket for alternative therapies and that billions of dollars are spent in the United States alone. In this article, the use of complementary and alternative therapies by women health care consumers is discussed, particularly as this phenomenon relates to women's reproductive health in the United States. Women use conventional health care services more frequently than men; thus, it is not surprising that women account for approximately two thirds of health care appointments for complementary and alternative therapies. The traditional conceptual frameworks of herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and acupressure are presented, and common clinical applications to women's reproductive care are discussed.

Author(s): 
Beal, M. W.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Nurse Midwifery
Publication Date: 
1998 May-Jun
Publication Year: 
1998
Pages: 
224-234
Volume: 
43
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0091-2182
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 9674352

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. W. Beal. 1998 May-Jun. "Women's use of complementary and alternative therapies in reproductive health care." Journal of Nurse-Midwifery 43: 3: 224-234.

Wikipedia Citation

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