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Traditional, indigenous, and unorthodox medical systems are examined, including traditional medicine and psychiatry in Africa; humoral therapy and spiritism in Latin America; the practice of ayurveda in southeast Asia and unani tibb in India and Pakistan; traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture; homeopathy; traditional midwifery and fertility regulation; and herbal medicine. The organizational and legal aspects of traditional medicine are also discussed, with special reference to primary health care.
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Traditional Medicine and Health Care Coverage.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:775. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-5-775_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(5):775.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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