Researchers are working to better understand the value and benefit of complementary medicine in breast cancer. Casdorph and Farr published a report in 1983 of four patients with gangrene of the lower extremities who were treated with Chelation Therapy, nutritional supplements and hyperbaric oxygen.28 All four patients had been told to undergo amputations by other doctors and sought an alternative in E.D.T.A. Chelation.
In 2003, a project funded by the CDC identified 208 condition-treatment pairs, of which 58% had been studied by at least one randomized controlled trial (RCT), and 23% had been assessed with a meta-analysis 187 According to a 2005 book by a US Institute of Medicine panel, the number of RCTs focused on CAM has risen dramatically.
Our difference is our holistic vision which in addition to biological, clinical and behavioral considerations of family medicine which encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity, we can view the patient’s underlying causes for which we offer a more eastern view of health, and it’s restoration to overall wellness.
Integrative health and medicine focuses on prevention, high-quality partnerships among clinicians, a collaborative relationship between practitioners and patients/clients, and evidence-based therapies that are not only effective, but tend to improve health.
As more of the treatment outcomes of holistic practitioners are getting reported in the scientific literature as showing efficacy, safety, and positive benefits, a greater degree of acceptance and acknowledgment by conventional medicine is being seen.