Middle Age Like Fight or Modern Symbiosis?; Comment on “Substitutes or Complements? Diagnosis and Treatment With Non-conventional and Conventional Medicine”

Document Type : Commentary


Department of Internal Medicine I, Outpatient Unit Homeopathy in Malignant Diseases, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used by patients worldwide. Financial factors may influence the decision to use CAM. National Health Systems are requested to consider CAM in their health plans.


Main Subjects

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  2. Frass M, Friehs H, Thallinger C, et al. Influence of adjunctive classical homeopathy on global health status and subjective wellbeing in cancer patients - A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Complement Ther Med. 2015;23(3):309-317. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2015.03.004