A community of students, at different ranks, and two faculty members engaged in the development of a research project aimed at studying the consumption of complementary and/or alternative medicine (CAM) in the South. A well-established store in the community was identified for the study because of its focus on natural products and well-being. The students and faculty developed a CAM survey and the store owners provided feedback and gave approval to conduct the study on their patrons. The survey explored CAM use among adults and children in comparison to CAM uses in other regions of the country. Challenges and lessons learned from the engaged project are discussed, along with the findings that included family remedies and folklore recipes used in the South for varying ailments and symptoms.
Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Horton, Charlotte; Vaughn, Julia Israel; Pollard, Amanda; Juarez, Elicia; Kendrick, April; and Burns-Nader, Sherwood
"The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Adults and Children in the South,"
Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: Vol. 8:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol8/iss2/7