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Explaining complementary and alternative treatment
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Alternative medicine means treatments that you use instead of standard ones. Complementary medicine means nonstandard treatments that you use along with standard ones.
In 2014, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar conducted a cross-sectional study in Qatar , which examined the use of CAM and its correlation with Arab women in their midlife years. The study results reveals that 38.2% of midlife women in Qatar have used CAM.
Gerber, L. M., Mamtani, R., Chiu, Y. L., Bener, A., Murphy, M., Cheema, S., & Verjee, M. (2014). Use of complementary and alternative medicine among midlife Arab women living in Qatar. Eastern Mediterranean health journal, 20(9), 554. Retrieved from http://www.emro.who.int/EMHJ.htm