Usage of complementary therapies in rheumatology: A systematic review

  title={Usage of complementary therapies in rheumatology: A systematic review},
  author={E. Ernst},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Rheumatology
  • Complementary medicine (CM) is more popular than ever before. Rheumatology patients seem particularly keen to try CM. In this paper, surveys on rheumatology patients' use of CM are reviewed. The issues of perceived effectiveness, safety and costs are also addressed. In addition surveys of doctors' attitudes towards CM in rheumatology are summarised. Fourteen surveys on patients' use of CM and three on patients' attitudes towards CM were found and analysed. The results imply that the prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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