Topical and oral complementary and alternative medicine in acne: a consideration of context

Magin, Parker, Adams, Jon, Pond, Dimity and Smith, Wayne (2012). Topical and oral complementary and alternative medicine in acne: a consideration of context. In Jon Adams, Gavin Andrews, Joanne Barnes, Alex Broom and Parker Magin (Ed.), Traditional complementary and integrative medicine: an international reader (pp. 63-70) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Author Magin, Parker
Adams, Jon
Pond, Dimity
Smith, Wayne
Title of chapter Topical and oral complementary and alternative medicine in acne: a consideration of context
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 Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780230232655
0230232655
Editor Jon Adams
Gavin Andrews
Joanne Barnes
Alex Broom
Parker Magin
Chapter number 7
Start page 63
End page 70
Total pages 8
Total chapters 41
Collection year 2013
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Acne is 'one of the commonest diseases to afflict humanity' (Chan and Rohr, 2000), overall prevalence in adolescents being 23- 85 per cent (Lello et al.,1995; Kilkenny et at., 1998; Smithard et al., 2001).
     Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are employed by a substantial number of patients with skin diseases. For example, in the United States 6.7 per cent of people who reported having skin diseases in the past 12 months reported having used alternative therapy, and 2.2 per cent saw an alternative practitioner for their condition (Eisenberg et al., 1998)
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes This chapter is an abridged version of: Magin, P. , Adams, J., Pond, D. and Smith, W. (2006) Topical and oral CAM in acne: A review of the empirical evidence and a consideration of its context. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 14(1): 62- 76.

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