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You do not have to have ever used complementary and alternative medicine.
Complementary and alternative medicine includes products such as herbal supplements as well as chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture and meditation.
74% of participants agreed to some extent that a system of medicine that integrates therapies of conventional and complementary and alternative medicine would be more effective than either type of medicine provided independently.
2) "Client" means a person with a health complaint who seeks complementary and alternative health care services from a complementary and alternative medicine provider for that health complaint.
Major health insurance companies such as Aetna, Cigna, and Independence Blue Cross offer discount programs for some forms of complementary and alternative medicine.
Use of complementary and alternative medicine by breast cancer patients: Prevalence, patterns and communication with physicians.
It pays to check safety data through the National Clearinghouse for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Today there is a National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as an Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
But despite the fact complementary and alternative medicine is starting to be embraced by a large number of GPs as it becomes a highly regulated industry, the lack of clinical research into its effi- cacy remains a major barrier to general acceptance.
This research-based exploration of clinically relevant complementary and alternative medicine introduces you to complex scientific material in a straightforward, understandable approach.
While funding for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine increases each year commensurate with the multiyear doubling of the overall NIH budget, it is critical that other federal agencies charged with programs relative to health resources and services, primary care, health professions training and workforce development, consumer education, health services research and other areas be brought to bear on the important challenge and opportunity of integrative medicine.
Complementary and alternative medicine fact sheets are now available from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

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