Understanding and treating eating disorders from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective

Fogarty, Sarah (2011) Understanding and treating eating disorders from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Eating disorders are a common disease predominately affecting young women. A multidisciplinary approach is the most commonly prescribed form of treatment for those with eating disorders. Despite the best practice biomedical approach, individuals with an eating disorder are known to seek help from complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). There is no scientific evidence investigating the role of acupuncture as a CAM treatment in eating disorders. The aim of this thesis is to provide a scientific evaluation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the area of eating disorders encompassing both treatment and presentation.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17874
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Keywords traditional Chinese medicine, eating disorders, complementary and alternative medicine, alternative therapies, CAM, natural medicine
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