Complementary and alternative therapies: Use in pediatric pulmonary medicine

Youngran Chung*, Robert C. Dumont

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

With increased awareness of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) and concern of potential adverse effects or limited effectiveness of conventional medications, patients and parents are looking to CAM approaches as either an alternative or as adjunct therapy, especially for chronic diseases such as asthma or cystic fibrosis. It is important that practitioners have adequate information so that patients and parents receive balanced and accurate information, especially regarding safety and potential efficacy. This review provides an overview of some of the more frequently used CAM therapies for children with chronic pulmonary disorders and summarizes the basic principles of each modality, along with efficacy and safety data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-544
Number of pages15
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • alternative medicine
  • children
  • complementary medicine
  • integrative medicine
  • pulmonary disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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