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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Course Outline

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medicine. Complementary means treatments that are used along with conventional medicine. Alternati

Course Outline

Introduction and definition of CAM system

Review of prevalence of the various non-conventional approaches

Analysis of the factors leading to increase CAM use and discussion of implication of these trends



Unani and other system of medicines

Herbal medicines and dietary supplements and use of these herbal medicines and dietary supplements in the treatment of different diseases

Food and drug interaction

Regulatory requirements for therapeutic claims of functional foods and nutraceuticals 


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