Whether through testimonials or through the growing body of research on the benefits of complementary medicine
, people are more open to the idea of integrated medicine.
National Institute of Complementary Medicine
Research Priorities for Complementary Medicine
Vincent's Center for Complementary Medicine
and Pain Management, says his center's own study of 831 patients indicated that acupuncture is helpful in easing pain.
And the prestigous British Medical Journal has launched a series of articles on complementary medicine
in its "Clinical Review" feature under the heading "ABC of Complementary Medicine
," offering practicing physicians guidance on CAM.
THE Prince of Wales launched a five year strategy for his Foundation for Integrated Health yesterday, calling for wider and safer access to complementary medicine
Both mainstream and complementary medicine
journals have been favorable of it prompting, for instance, JAMA to comment that '.
SEVEN out of 10 patients want to discuss complementary medicine
with their GPs but many fear they might disapprove, research has revealed.
This is especially true if you prefer complementary medicine
like I do.
The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, the lead federal agency for research on complementary medicine
, and a component of the National Institutes of Health.
Geographically, patients in the Western United States were more likely to try complementary medicine
alternatives, compared with Midwestern patients (OR, 1.
During this period, there were 39 separate incidents of side effects linked with complementary medicine
treatment, including four deaths.
A typical chapter presents the symptomatology of the presenting disorder, its prevalence in the population and a wide range of integrative and complementary medicine
therapies, along with their evidence bases, that have been used in treatment, such as mind-body medicine, stress management techniques, exercise and sleep advice, acupuncture, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, spiritual healing and advice for managing lifestyle and behavioural factors.