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ALTENATIVE(COMLEMENTARY) MODEOF TREATMENT Complementary and altenative medicines iswidely used especially for treating chronic illiness Traditional medicine includes diverse healthpractices, beliefs and cultural knowledges This may incorporate the use of plant, animalsand mineral based medicinesOther includes Spiritual therapies and manual techniques invarious combinationALTERNATIVE MEDICINE CONT The role of traditional practitioners has beenrecognised but their inco-operation intomodern mental health care has not been putin practice Traditional practictioners manage upto 80% ofhealth care needs in rural setting ofdeveloping countries 40% of clients of traditional practictionershave mental health problemsALTENATIVE MEDICINE CONT GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF PRACTICE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE-Population throughout Africa,Asia and Latin America use traditionalmedicine to help met their primary health care needsIt is commonly used because it is accessible and affordable and it isoften part of the wider cultural belief systemOther are concerned about adverse effect of modern medicineA desire for a more personalised health careThe rise in advetisement has increased the use of traditional medicineIn Africa the indigenous beliefs in supernatural causes of illnessespecially mental illness promote the use of traditional medicineCHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING CAMPOTENTIAL The challenges relates to-policysafetyefficiacyrational useNo p

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