The Need for a Deeper Notion of Holism in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Hans A Baer
2021 Online Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine  
Short Communication I am writing this opinion piece from my perspective as a critical health and ecological anthropologist who has grappled since around 1980 with various CAM systems, particularly osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, in the US, UK, and Australia, and more recently since 2005 with anthropogenic climate change. Both CAM and critical health anthropology are committed to the notion of holistic health and perhaps even planetary health, albeit in different ways.
more » ... reality, CAM is an amorphous category created by progressive biomedical physicians responding to the growing popularity of a wide array of alternative
doi:10.33552/ojcam.2021.05.000625 fatcat:rwptrqhmcjhlzhfqlejbp2wsau