Adams, Jon, Andrews, Gavin J., Barnes, Joanne, Broom, Alex and Magin, Parker (2012). Introduction. In Jon Adams, Gavin Andrews, Joanne Barnes, Alex Broom and Parker Magin (Ed.), Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine: An international reader (pp. 1-5) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Author Adams, Jon
Andrews, Gavin J.
Barnes, Joanne
Broom, Alex
Magin, Parker
Title of chapter Introduction
Title of book Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine: An international reader
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
ISBN 9780230232655
Editor Jon Adams
Gavin Andrews
Joanne Barnes
Alex Broom
Parker Magin
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Total chapters 41
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary No one paradigm of medicine or system of health care holds a monopoly anywhere in the world and cultures have invariably developed pluralistic ways of understanding health, ill-health, approaches to well-being and forms of treatment. Not only does the social cartography of health and medical care differ across cultures and history, but within such a fluid landscape the borders of what constitutes the 'official', 'legitimate', 'authentic' and 'effective' are also prone to flux. As any rigorous review of contemporary health and health care trends illustrates, what may only recently have been ordained fringe or marginal can soon be seen to occupy a mainstream position. [extract]
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