The NIH has spent $5.5 billion on bringing quackery—from faith healing to homeopathy—right into the heart of the American medical establishment. In this article, we describe a set of curriculum guidelines in integrative medicine for medical schools developed during 2002 and 2003 by the Education Working Group of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and endorsed by the CAHCIM Steering Committee in May 2003.
Other alternative practices such as chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative medicine were developed in the United States at a time that western medicine was beginning to incorporate scientific methods and theories, but the biomedical model was not yet totally dominant.
Lacking in-depth background in this area and in the absence of national consensus guidelines for curriculum in integrative medicine, it may be dif?cult for medical school deans and educators to determine how to prioritize speci?c areas within integrative medicine into their overall medical school curricula.
One of the things which made it a candidate, was that retroviruses in general were not cell-killing viruses, and since cancer is a disease where cells grow out of control – a type of virus which wasn’t killing cells that it inhabited seemed like a plausible cause of cancer.
Complimentary medicine is used along with conventional medicine; whereas alternative is used instead of. Studies show that better long term results were achieved with complimentary medicine on advanced stages of cancer, while alternative medicine seemed to help early stage cancers.