Vytenis Sinkevičius, Rita Vaičekauskaitė, Algimantas Kirkutis, Dalius Serafinas


More methods of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM) are practised in Lithuania. Moreover, CAM methodsare gaining more popularity in society. Often we lack systemicknowledge about CAM methods and that is a reason of reservedapproach of integrating them into traditional medicine. Thereforeit is important to conceptualize CAM methods and practices inthe context of CAM and traditional medicine employing scientificcategories and their implications. Image medicine is integral partof Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Image medicine is basedon holistic background that anable encompass diagnosis, therapy,and prevention levels. Conceptualization enable to strenghten thepotential for professionalization. The article aims to reveal theconcept of image medicine in the context of CAM and traditionalmedicine. The aim is implemented using method of systemic lietraturereview and analysis.

Keyword(s): complementary and alternative medicine, traditional medicine, image medicine, image therapy, holistic approach.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2014.062
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