In March 2007, the Complementary
Healthcare Council and Symbion Consumer, entered into an arrangement with the Queensland Department of State Development, Employment and Industrial Relations and the University of Queensland Economics Department/Population Health Unit, to fund a scholarship to develop an economic rationale for the use of complementary
medicines in reducing healthcare costs.
Each author writes from experience, demonstrating superb understanding of the implications of integrating complementary
therapies within the clinical setting, including the specific precautions that must be taken.
According to the 2002 National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine health survey, holistic treatments are most often used to treat chronic back and neck pain, anxiety and depression, joint pain and stiffness, and colds.
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Last year the government announced that complementary
medicine would be more closely regulated, with pounds 900,000 pledged to fund the regulation of homeopathy, aromatherapy and reflexology.
Just over half (52 per cent) of GPs routinely asked patients about their use of complementary
medicine, with 47 per cent saying they should not be the ones providing advice on the subject.
The research was carried out by health education charity Developing Patient Partnerships to launch its campaign, Talking About Complementary
Thus, the rigor of orthodox methodology and statistical analysis and the use of the randomized controlled trial, systematic review and meta-analysis was championed when testing the effectiveness and safety of complementary
therapies (Sackett, 1993).
By contrast, other fields of complementary
medicine are sparsely represented:
As Eisenberg has put it, "My hope is that when five or 10 universities have sustainable infrastructure for research, education, and responsible patient care in this area, we will forget the terms alternative and complementary
altogether and simply provide the best available medicine, based on the best available information.
Serial-Attached SCSI is complementary
to Parallel SCSI.
Morgan State University (MSU) is one of two universities nationwide (the other being Florida International University) which have been awarded Institutional Research Training (T-32) grants by the NIH--National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) to train minority researchers and practitioners approaches for conducting scientific research in Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
6 million, 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to integrate content on complementary
, cross-cultural, and spiritual care into the curriculum for the medical school, college of pharmacy, and school of nursing.
In theory, this should be good news for everyone: Mainstream medicine can assimilate whatever proves worthy, while practitioners of legitimate alternative and complementary
techniques can finally gain the authority of scientific approval and respect after decades of slights and ridicule.
Michael Hirt knew the services offered by his Center for Integrative Medicine were enjoying great popularity long before a national magazine dedicated to complementary
medicine singled out the facility and Encino Tarzana as being one of America's healthiest hospitals.