This weekâ€™s reading covers several common CAM systems: homeopathy, naturopathy, Western herbalism, Chiropractic, massage therapy, and reflexology. There have been many historical occurrences that have shaped the individual professions, societyâ€™s perception of the professions, licensure or certification of practitioners, and the way in which the providers are allowed to practice. Select one of the systems addressed in this weekâ€™s reading. Examine and discuss the historical events that have resulted in profound changes and/or influences to that system.
Support your position with at least one scholarly or peer-reviewed source, in addition to the textbook and this weekâ€™s required/recommended readings. You may use professional Internet sources; however, these sources will not count toward the research requirement.
Micozzi, M. S. (2010). Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medicine. (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.