Mapping traditional and complementary medicine in Turkey


ŞİMŞEK B., Aksoy D. Y. , ÇALIK BAŞARAN N., Tas D., Albasan D., Kalayci M. Z.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, vol.15, pp.68-72, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eujim.2017.09.006
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-72

Abstract

Introduction: This article shares the findings of a preliminary survey undertaken for the Ministry of Health in Turkey to help develop their policies on the use of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T & CM). The primary aim was to find out how T & CM is used by the patients as a part of their treatment processes and also to find out whether some practices that are not included in the Western description of T & CM are in common use in Turkey and their cultural implications.