New opportunities and proven approaches in complementary and alternative medicine research at the National Institutes of Health.

@article{Harlan2001NewOA,
  title={New opportunities and proven approaches in complementary and alternative medicine research at the National Institutes of Health.},
  author={William R. Harlan},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 Suppl 1},
  pages={S53-9}
}
This presentation describes some of the issues that arise when applying the clinical-trial approach of conventional medicine to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities. Conventional medicine has been making the evolution to using an evidence base and to making recommendations only when the evidence is strong. The National Center for Complementary Medicine (NCCAM), one of twenty-five Institutes or Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is working to hold CAM to the… CONTINUE READING

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