Every year, Americans pay billions of dollars for complementary, alternative and integrative health care — chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy, biofeedback and more. The actual treatments they use vary, but what ties integrative doctors together is their focus on chronic disease and their effort to create an abstract condition called wellness. Again, authors calculated an estimated expected 10-year survival rate and/or 10-year relapse rate of each patient if they used recommended therapy and compared it to what was actually observed in the alternative medicine group.
Be sure to network generally and not just with people in your field. Studies of chiropractic generally affirm its efficacy, with research suggesting the practice can decrease pain and improve physical functioning. One, of course, is the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database , which is maintained by the National Cancer Institute.
Some standard medical care practitioners are also practitioners of CAM. And the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital offers specialized stress management services to help patients deal with conditions including cancer, infertility, and menopause.
Our understanding of health and medicine is expanding, and many physicians routinely recommend many therapies that used to be dismissed. Along with these associations, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran and Medical University Graz, Austria were the Academic partner for the conference.
This field includes the more mainstream and accepted forms of therapy such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and Oriental practices. About a third of Americans seek help for their health in a place that is outside their doctor’s office. People without a healthcare authorisation are also allowed to perform the treatments.