Complementary and alternative medicine in gastroenterology: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

@article{Koretz2004ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine in gastroenterology: the good, the bad, and the ugly.},
  author={Ronald L Koretz and Michael David Rotblatt},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 11},
  pages={957-67}
}
A large proportion of the American population avails itself of a variety of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions. Allopathic practitioners often dismiss CAM because of distrust or a belief that there is no sound scientific evidence that has established its utility. However, although not widely appreciated, there are thousands of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that have addressed the efficacy of CAM. We reviewed the RCTs of herbal and other natural products… CONTINUE READING

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