NCCAM


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NCCAM

 
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the national institutes of health.

NCCAM

Abbreviation for National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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NCCAM

National Institutes of Health center for research into alternative medical treatments. It was established in 1992 as the Office of Alternative Medicine.
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For instance, osteopathic treatment for back pain during the third trimester may be beneficial (NCCAM, 2010).
The questions that confronted the board members and the staff at that time are still relevant to the direction of NCCAM today:
He pointed out that the NIH has spent almost $1.5 billion on alternative medicine research since 1999, and NCCAM has spent almost half amount that in evaluating "folkway uses of herbs and sectarian remedies."
While homeopathic remedies are safe in their individual form, some products labeled as homeopathic may contain substantial amounts of different active ingredients and therefore could cause side effects or drug interactions (NCCAM, 2012).
Interviewing Berkley Bedell, I put this question to him: Is it possible for NCCAM over a second decade to free itself from NIH restraints and progress toward identifying and setting up trials of promising unconventional cancer treatment?
NCCAM also sponsored a study of older adults that found a "robust" 50% increase in varicella zoster virus-specific cell-mediated immunity following 15 weeks of tai chi.
The effort is managed by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health.
Studies of the safety, effectiveness and biological action of botanical products are major focuses for five dietary supplement research centers recently selected to be jointly funded by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), two components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
I found this displeasing, even retro, for National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
In addition, NCCAM has identified research areas of special interest as well as areas that are subject to a short "pause" in new research funding.
It pays to check safety data through the National Clearinghouse for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at NIH, this trial seeks to validate the safety and efficacy of saw palmetto extract for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with BPH found in numerous European clinical trials and validated in a meta-analysis published in the Cochrane Database in 2002 (Wilt, et al.