Research: BEAL, Yale University

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BEAL, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT 06536-0740 USA reviews (57 references) the use of complementary and alternative therapies by women health care consumers, particularly regarding womens reproductive health in the United States.




Women use conventional health care services more frequently than men and account for about two thirds of health care appointments for complementary and alternative therapies.


The author presents the traditional conceptual frameworks of herbal medicine, homoeopathy, acupuncture and acupressure and discusses common clinical applications in womens reproductive healthcare.


Beal MW Womens use of complementary and alternative therapies in reproductive health care. J Nurse Midwifery 43(3): 224-34 May-Jun 1998.

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