Research Update: Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Abstract:Complementary and alternative therapies are increasingly used by many pregnant women in the United States; however, limited research is available on many therapies. The number of studies should increase with the establishment of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the National Institutes of Health. This column reviews recent studies of both herbal medicines and alternative therapies used in pregnancy.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: MARY LOU MOORE is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is the director of the Wake Forest University Lamaze Teacher Education Program.
Publication date: January 1, 2002
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