Australia's complementary medicines
industry is estimated to be worth about $4.9 billon annually, and has experienced $2.0 billion growth over the last 5 years.
"We are working on developing a comprehensive strategy for complementary medicine
by adopting a research-based methodology and to take part in research specialising in complementary medicine
such as ozone therapy," said Dr Kalban.
Most integrative practitioners make a significant distinction between complementary medicine
, which is used in addition to standard of care therapies, and alternative medicine, which is used instead of conventional therapies.
A survey of the use of complementary medicine
by a self-selected community group of Australian women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
evidence, traditional and complementary medicine
); defining an EBP approach for T&CM; and fostering social movement (i.e.
The proposed amendments to the complementary medicine
definition provide additional origins, widen the claims and added a subcategory, i.e.
, also known as "alternative" or "integrative" medicine and comprising health care approaches that lie outside the realm of what would traditionally be called mainstream or "Western" medicine, is used by nearly 40% of Americans, according to the NIH, to treat a wide range of illnesses and alleviate symptoms of chronic pain, among other conditions.
works hand in hand with conventional medicine.
This came today following the launch of the 2nd Gulf Conference for Complementary Medicine
under the title "Towards a complementary medicine
based on evidence," which was organized by the National Center for Alternative Medicine in Riyadh.
Bodeker, Director of the Global Initiative for Complementary Medicine
presented a lecture on the spreading of use of complementary medicine
, highlighting its uses in the GCC states.
Geographically, patients in the Western United States were more likely to try complementary medicine
alternatives, compared with Midwestern patients (OR, 1.49; 95% CI, 1.29-1.72; P less than .0001), while patients in the Northeastern United States were even less likely than their Midwestern counterparts to try these alternatives (OR, 0.83; 95% CI, 0.74-0.93; P less than .0001 for both values).
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.