Online Program

Are traditional medicine practitioners impacting public health?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Carla Wilson, PhD, DAOM, L.Ac., Doctoral Studies and Research Department, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA
The purpose of this study was determine if US based practitioners of Traditional Medicine of China (TMC) have medical practices that are meeting public health care needs. This study examine the views, opinions, practice style, and clinical specialties of practitioners of TMC. Using online surveys, 96 responses were collected that looked at demographics of US based practitioners and areas of clinical specialties associated with public health concerns; styles of practice, location, clinic setting that lend themselves to ease of public access to health care. Outcomes from this study will be presented.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Identify practice characteristics of US providers of traditional Chinese medicine Discuss practice trends that address public health issues treated by practitioners. Identify practice specialties connected to public health

Keyword(s): Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a teacher and researcher in CAM.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.