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Complementary Therapies MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Complementary Therapies
Tree Number(s)
E02.190
Unique ID
D000529
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000529
Annotation
General or unspecified; prefer specifics; not for "alternative health care delivery system" (= DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE) or specific health service.
Scope Note
Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
Entry Version
COMPLEMENTARY THER
Entry Term(s)
Alternative Medicine
Alternative Therapies
Complementary Medicine
Medicine, Alternative
Medicine, Complementary
Therapy, Alternative
Therapy, Complementary
Public MeSH Note
2002; see ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (1986-2001)
History Note
2002(1986)
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/02/25
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Complementary Therapies Preferred
Complementary Medicine Narrower
Alternative Medicine Narrower
Alternative Therapies Narrower
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