Introduction to Complementary Medicine

Introduction to Complementary Medicine

As the use of complementary medicines continues to rise, it is vital that primary healthcare providers are informed about the evidence, efficacy, safety and quality of these substances.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine

Premenstrual syndrome

A cyclic constellation of physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms occurring monthly from the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle to onset of menstruation.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine


A significant number of women have lower than recommended intakes of essential nutrients during pregnancy, potentially prior to conception, may also receive lower than essential intake of nutrients.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine


Pregnancy is a critical period when maternal nutrition and lifestyle choices are major influences on mother and child health.

Introduction to Complementary Medicine

Urinary tract infections

Cranberry may decrease the risk of urinary tract infections although data is conflicting.


Vitamins in health and disease

Vitamins are essential micronutrients that our bodies require for a variety of metabolic processes. They are necessary for normal function but what are their clinical indications for health and disease?


Minerals in health and disease

Minerals are inorganic compounds that are essential for health and wellbeing. They have wide-ranging functions in the body covering both structural and functional areas.


Safety of Complementary Medicine

The growing use of complementary medicine highlights the need for guidelines on the safe and appropriate use of these medicines.