International companies seeking a location to produce complementary
medicines will benefit from Australias substantial manufacturing capability and capacity, as well as the assurance of manufacturing under stringent quality and safety standards.
7 billion out of pocket on visiting complementary
practitioners, such as chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists.
7 billion out-of-pocket on visits to complementary
practitioners such as chiropractors, acupuncturists or massage therapists.
The use of complementary
and TM among children with health problems is also a recognized treatment modality worldwide (7-9).
As per table 5, 12% mothers started complementary
foods early and, on the other hands, 14% mothers delayed it to the excess.
The process of registration of medical practitioners is strict, while complementary
health practitioners are regulated with quite minimal credentials.
As research in the field of complementary
health practices continues to expand, systematic reviews by independent organizations, such as The Cochrane Collaboration, are providing better guidance regarding safety and efficacy--or lack thereof--of specific complementary
Ms Hela said the council's 2002 'call-up' of complementary
medicines had been intended to provide information about the size and scope of the market, and had helped the council determine the resources needed to regulate it.
The ONS position on "The Use of Complementary
, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies in Cancer Care" (www.
Cancer patients, with their multiple symptoms and layers of suffering, are presenting many challenges to the treating physician and are turning to complementary
mind-body therapies in increasing numbers.
The government should have submitted the 2010 budget instead of the complementary
one to treat the deficits of the current budget," he added.
About half of all GPs in the UK now provide some form of complementary
therapy for patients in their surgeries and there are more than 2,700 members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.