Integrated Cancer Care: Holistic, Complementary and Creative ApproachesBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1432a (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1432
- Susannah Baron, specialist registrar in dermatology (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Leeds General Infirmary
Ed Jennifer Barraclough
Oxford University Press, £29.95, pp 312
ISBN 0 19 263095 4
Hype, hope, or healing? Complementary and alternative medicine is becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, with a fifth of the population using it. Britons spend £1.6bn a year on complementary medicine (in the United States the figure is £21bn) and there are now 49 000 practitioners.
Complementary medicine adopts a different philosophy to conventional medicine. The idea is that a healthy body is …