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Drap CEO Dr Mohammad Aslam told Dawn that there have been a number of complaints regarding alternative medicine and claims made by hakeems.
Ramos who integrated the alternative and traditional medicine in the government's health care delivery system when he signed into law Republic Act 8423, also known as the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997, an Act creating the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) to accelerate the development of traditional and alternative health-care in the Philippines, providing for a traditional and alternative health care development fund and for other purposes.
The survival rates of patients who chose alternative medicine were compared with those of 560 matched patients who underwent conventional cancer treatment, defined as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or hormone therapy.
Keywords: Alternative medicine, Complementary medicine, Side effects.
It was Flavier who authored the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997, which gave herbal and alternative medicine practice in the country a legal face.
Methaq Sallam: Can you imagine qat dealers now also giving [different] kinds of qat as alternative medicine for some [forms of] sicknesses.
For chronic conditions where conventional medicine seems to be giving up alternative medicine is budding up as a highly promising system of care.
It is just as illegitimate to equate the entire field of alternative medicine with one of its worst examples of bad behavior as it would be to equate the entire field of conventional medicine with one of its worst examples of bad behavior.
It includes a concise history of alternative medicine as well as the folk medicine practiced in Ancient Mexico and follows through with the practice of folk medicine among current farmworkers.
Released by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and AARP, the report found that 53 percent of people ages 50 and older said they had used complementary and alternative medicine, but that only 58 percent of those users had discussed it with a health care provider.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, Fourth Edition provides updated information for people considering these therapies for general well-being or specific health conditions.
It may be noted that no alternative medicine centre can function without a licence provided by the authorities.

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