complementary and alternative medicine
- August 31st, 2013
Lately I have been suggesting to whoever is in earshot that each of us should be doing our best to develop a profound sense of professional inadequacy in all health practitioners.
Strange goal, one might think. Who would choose a practitioner who feels fundamentally insecure about his or her ability to assist patients and clients?By John Weeks
- April 30th, 2013
A new type of doctor has emerged in the realm originally known as alternative medicine. This new entry on the scene is a “doctor of integrative medicine.”By John Weeks
- April 30th, 2013
Worldwide only 10 to 30 percent of health care is provided by what most of us in the US would recognize as a doctor or nurse—someone trained in science-based medicine. The remainder, upwards of 70 percent of the human race, seeks to treat illness by way of folk practitioners using treatment traditions often very different from our own.Understanding the role of complementary and alternative medicineBy Hana R. Solomon, MD
- January 1st, 2013
The overlapping fields of complementary, holistic, natural, whole-person, alternative, and integrative health and medicine can seem unruly, confusing, and impossible to get your mind around. With literally hundreds of approaches, therapies, and disciplines in the mix, how do you organize your relationship to it?By John Weeks
- August 31st, 2012
What is the most common type of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment that mid-life women in the United States use to maintain their health?
- March 1st, 2012
The spark that became the Annie Appleseed Project (annieappleseedproject.org) ignited with the diagnosis of a single cancer patient nearly 20 years ago.Organization seeks to move alternative therapies into the mainstream through its website and conferences.