Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Role of CAM in Public Health, Disease Prevention, and Health Promotion


Publishing date
20 Nov 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Jul 2015

Lead Editor

1University of Western States, Oregon, USA

2University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

3University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark


The Role of CAM in Public Health, Disease Prevention, and Health Promotion

Description

As the worldwide burden of chronic disease continues to rise, disease prevention and health promotion become increasingly important components of public health. Although, traditionally, many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices have emphasized health promotion, this has not been the focus of the bulk of CAM research. However, CAM practitioners could be seen as a public health resource to increase the population’s access to certain clinical preventive services. In fact, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has identified a need to investigate the role of CAM in promoting health and well-being. As part of the integration of CAM practices into the public health arena, it is important to investigate methods of effective interprofessional collaboration involving both CAM and mainstream professions. It is also essential to identify issues that might be challenging to integration from the perspective of both mainstream and CAM providers, as well as system-wide issues such as insurance coverage and use of electronic health records.

We invite original research papers and systematic reviews, investigating the issues related to CAM practices in the public health arena; outcomes of CAM treatment for chronic disease prevention and/or management (tertiary prevention); development and implementation of integrative care collaborations for disease prevention and health promotion. Explorations of the issue of the mainstreaming of CAM are also welcome.

Approaches may be from, although not limited to, the perspective of health services, clinical, epidemiological, or socioeconomic research.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Preventing accidental falls among older adults
  • Health behavior and lifestyle modification
  • Integration of CAM practices into public health agencies and other community settings
  • Integrative wellness clinics: establishing collaborations and investigating patient outcomes and perceptions of health care providers
  • Integrative approaches to obesity management, physical activity, and tobacco cessation
  • Integrative approaches to managing polypharmacy
  • Integrative approaches to pain management

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 528487
  • - Editorial

The Role of CAM in Public Health, Disease Prevention, and Health Promotion

Cheryl Hawk | Jon Adams | Jan Hartvigsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 172502
  • - Research Article

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Usage of Apitherapy for Disease Prevention and Treatment among Undergraduate Pharmacy Students in Lithuania

Sonata Trumbeckaite | Jurgita Dauksiene | ... | Valdimaras Janulis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 802865
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Guided Imagery on Patients Being Weaned from Mechanical Ventilation

LeeAnna Spiva | Patricia L. Hart | ... | Novlette Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 603048
  • - Research Article

Association between Albuminuria and Different Body Constitution in Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Taichung Diabetic Body Constitution Study

Cheng-Hung Lee | Tsai-Chung Li | ... | Yi-Chang Su
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 736074
  • - Research Article

Characterizing Herbal Medicine Use for Noncommunicable Diseases in Urban South Africa

Gail D. Hughes | Oluwaseyi M. Aboyade | ... | Thandi R. Puoane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 976123
  • - Research Article

Effects of Tai Chi and Walking Exercises on Weight Loss, Metabolic Syndrome Parameters, and Bone Mineral Density: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Stanley Sai-Chuen Hui | Yao Jie Xie | ... | Timothy Chi-Yui Kwok
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 846851
  • - Review Article

A Systematic and Narrative Review of Acupuncture Point Application Therapies in the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma during Dog Days

Cai-Yu-Zhu Wen | Ya-Fei Liu | ... | Sheng-Hao Tu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 863685
  • - Research Article

Development and Preliminary Validation of the Questionnaire (the First Edition) Based on TCM for Detecting Health Status in China

Xuan Zhou | Fang Xu | ... | Hongwu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 521584
  • - Review Article

Resistance to Antibiotics and Antifungal Medicinal Products: Can Complementary and Alternative Medicine Help Solve the Problem in Common Infection Diseases? The Introduction of a Dutch Research Consortium

Esther T. Kok | Miek C. Jong | ... | Erik W. Baars
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 217494
  • - Research Article

Antitumor Efficacy and Mechanism in Hepatoma H22-Bearing Mice of Brucea javanica Oil

Wen-Rong Shi | Yan Liu | ... | Shao-Rong Wu
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate28%
Submission to final decision71 days
Acceptance to publication44 days
CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
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