But licensure laws and federal regulations limit their scope of practice and restrict access to their services.The result has almost inevitably been less choice and higher prices for consumers.Welcome to the Alternative Medicine Articles Section @ Chiro. This is a collection of peer reviewed articles on alternative and complementary forms of health care, including chiropractic, nutrition, and acupuncture.
Britain's Department of Health, in collaboration with the Foundation for Integrated Medicine has published Complementary Medicine, a document that explains the benefits of the top six complementary therapies provided by Britain's National Health Service (NHS).Anthony Rosner, Ph D, Research Director of FCER The efforts to launch and develop a National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine within the framework of the NIH are indeed admirable, taking the Center from a humble M annual budget in 1991 to one that approaches M today.The primary result is an increase in physician fees and income that drives up health care costs.Three-fourths of military treatment facilities (MTFs) offering CAM provide stress management/relaxation therapy, two-thirds provide acupuncture, and at least half provide progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, chiropractic, and mindfulness meditation.[ The purpose of this project is to produce a RAND report/white paper on a problem that confronts the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions whereby a profession is defined politically not by its full professional scope but by its treatment modalities.
Even when CAM disciplines are defined by legal statutes as broad-based professions, this designation is not honored by such codes as the policies of insurance coverage.
This page is designed to keep you on top of the government's review of complementary/alternative practices (CAM), as well as collecting the testimony of selected speakers.
Access to the Final Report (submitted 3-25-2002) is here.
We estimate 76,000 CAM patient encounters per month across the MHS. headache, abdominal, musculoskeletal pain) in the past year; of these children, 21.3% used CAM.
In contrast only 8.1% of children without pain conditions used CAM (χ] Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners use a wide range of techniques embedded within various broad healing paradigms to provide treatment.
However, despite this broad approach and holistic goal, CAM is often addressed in policy and research as individual procedures (ie, modalities or treatments).