Alternative medicine meets science.

  title={Alternative medicine meets science.},
  author={Phil B. Fontanarosa and George Dewey Lundberg},
  volume={280 18},
Hybrid Knowledge and Research on the Efficacy of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Treatments
Analysis of the debate concerning the appropriate way of researching the effects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments highlights the controversial issue of the mind–body bond in
An Evidence-Based Approach to Acupuncture
Applying the rules of evidence-based medicine to acupuncture proves it to be effective for some conditions and ineffective for others, while its effects on many medical problems remain inconclusive: this indicates areas that require further research.
Development and classification of an operational definition of complementary and alternative medicine for the Cochrane collaboration.
Challenges in developing a topics list are discussed, including developing an operational efinition of CAM, deciding which reviews should be included within the CAM Field's scope, developing the structured list of CAM Field-specific topics, and determining where in the topics list the reviews should been placed.
The need to act a little more 'scientific': biomedical researchers investigating complementary and alternative medicine.
Qualitative interviews are used to explore how CAM researchers perceive and negotiate challenges inherent in their work and the constant pressure on CAM researchers to appear and act a little more 'scientific'.
Patterns of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in a Population of Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Positive associations between use of alternative therapies and expenditure on nonprescription treatments, poor quality of life, Internet research, and the need for calorie supplementation are revealed, whereas there was a negative association with history of prior surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.
A qualitative investigation of the perceptions of complementary and alternative medicine among adults in Hawaiʻi
The study found mainly positive perceptions of CAM among Hawaiʻi residents, which are related to CAM’s perceived effectiveness, the desirability of CAM compared to conventional medicine, and CAM's ability to foster well-being.
To Start Comprehensive Health Care System with Combination of Traditional, Herbal, Allopathy, Complementary Medicine and Integrative Medicines in Primary Health Care.
  • K. Padma
  • Medicine
    International Journal of Medical Science And Diagnosis Research
  • 2022
We are reporting an unusual case of a 26-year-old immunocompetent patient of miliary tuberculosis of cerebellum with meningitis and lung involvement, presenting with ataxia without any evidence of
Patent landscape of Chinese Classical Formulas
BackgroundChinese Classical Formulas (經典名方, CCFs) are clinically employed formulas that have been documented in the literature since before the Ming era. In 2010, China began focusing on the
Medical Tourism in India: Possibilities and Problems of Alternative Medical Treatment
India's medical tourism industry has potential, but must address with a variety of problems, including the absence of standardized herbal drugs and medicines as well as authentic raw materials, lagging processing technologies, the need for improved infrastructure, and lack of sufficient training for non-medical staff in cross-cultural sensitivity and language skills.
Blunting Occam’s razor, or when less is not best: pluralism in the global health care marketplace
The effort to create a common conceptual and methodological frame within the World Health Organization (WHO) initiative to develop a classification to enable the involved actors understand global and local trends is addressed.


Valuing Clinical Strategies Early in Their Development
The unremitting growth of health expenditures has created growing demands on physicians to justify diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, and physicians usually focus on the question of whether the patient should be treated or not.
Rethinking medicine: improving health outcomes with cost-effective psychosocial interventions.
  • D. Sobel
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Psychosomatic medicine
  • 1995
Clinical interventions can be brought into better alignment with the emerging evidence on shared psychosocial determinants of health by providing services that address psychossocial needs and improve adaptation to illness.
How should we research unconventional therapies? A panel report from the Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Methodology, National Institutes of Health.
Despite the doubts of some practitioners, randomized trials are of value for determining certain questions in alternative medicine.
Technology assessment. An American Medical Association perspective.
Clinical medicine has become "a set of technologies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation" and has dramatically extended longevity, enhanced the quality of life, and improved the overall health status of the American public.
Saw palmetto extracts for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review.
The evidence suggests that S repens improves urologic symptoms and flow measures and was associated with fewer adverse treatment events in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Preventive services in clinical practice: designing the periodic health examination.
The periodic health examination has largely replaced the annual physical examination, and the changing patterns of morbidity and major risk factors call for more integration of clinical preventive services into office visits triggered by acute or chronic symptomatic disease.
Quantitative methods in research on complementary and alternative medicine. A methodological manifesto. NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
The working group produced a "methodological manifesto," a summary list of seven recommended methodological guidelines for research on alternative medicine that emphasize the robustness of existing research methods and analytic procedures despite the substantive unconventionality of alternative medicine.
Medical malpractice implications of alternative medicine.
It is found that claims against chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists occurred less frequently and typically involved injury that was less severe than claims against physicians during the same period.