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Konzeptionelle Analyse und Vorschlag zum hausärztlichen Umgang mit komplementärer und alternativer Medizin (CAM)german translation / full article
A Way How to Deal with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Family Practice: a Conceptual Analysis
Summary: Balint’s Placebo is showing an approach towards the problem that the use of CAM in family practices is not only following wishes of patients and – because of mostly negative studies – has not to be in contradiction to evidence based medicine. This paper proposes an extension of Balints placebo-concept by presenting ideas of Justinus Kerner from the 19th century and from von Uexküll from the end of the last century. The proposal includes a general attitude towards CAM daily practice as well as a perspective for CAM-research in family medicine.