Two Recipients Share $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Rapson (Toronto, ON) & Dr. Gregor Reid (London, ON) Award celebrates…
While many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments have been used for thousands of years in pursuit of health and well-being, rigorous scientific research into CAM’s effectiveness has been lacking until recently. Hard evidence exists regarding some CAM therapies; however there are key questions regarding safety and efficacy that are yet to be answered through well-designed scientific studies. As such, it is important that individuals make informed choices about the therapies they choose.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) in the United States is one organization that has sponsored research in order to build an evidence base about CAM’s effectiveness. Some of their research into various CAM therapies has revealed:
Through continuing rigorous research of CAM, health care professionals, patients and consumers will finally have the scientific evidence they need to support the integration of a variety of CAM therapies into conventional patient care.