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Interventions in Obesity & Diabetes

Diabetes and Alternative Medicine; Between Myth and Reality

  • Open or CloseSalim Bouchentouf1,2*

    1University of Saida, Faculty of Technology, Algeria

    2Laboratory of Natural and Bioactive Substances (LASNABIO), Tlemcen University, Algeria

    *Corresponding author: Salim Bouchentouf, University of Saida, Faculty of Technology and Laboratory of Natural and Bioactive Substances (LASNABIO), Tlemcen University, Algeria

Submission: March 09, 2021Published: March 30, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/IOD.2021.05.000606

ISSN : 2578-0263
Volume5 Issue2


On May 11st, 1999, the European Commission adopted a daring draft resolution on extremely delicate subjects, “alternative medicine” and “alternative and complementary therapies”. “Official recognition of these alternative medicines in medical schools and their practice in hospitals should be encouraged. Training of allopathic doctors in alternative and complementary therapies must be ensured by providing for adequate teaching cycles in the faculties. However, alternative medicine should be practicable by any properly trained unconventional medicine practitioner as well. Similar standards, including rules of ethics, should apply to both doctors and practitioners of alternative medicine” [1].

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