Complementary and alternative medicine for children with disabilities

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Parents of children with disabilities are very likely to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for their children (1-12). CAM is often used for chronic conditions when conventional medicine is not enough, and as a result, children with significant medical needs are at the leading edge of pediatric CAM use in the United States. In this chapter, we will explore the varieties of CAM practices, reasons for CAM use, and offer some recommendations for the integration of validated CAM therapies with traditional medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenetics of Developmental Disabilities
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780849348020
ISBN (Print)0824758137, 9780824758134
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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