Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons ~ A Report to the National Institutes of Health on Alternative Medical Systems and Practices in the United States
 
   

Alternative Medicine:
Expanding Medical Horizons

A Report to the National Institutes of Health on Alternative
Medical Systems and Practices in the United States


Prepared under the auspices of the Workshop on Alternative Medicine,
Chantilly, Virginia ~ September 14-16, 1992
 
   


Table of Contents:

Introduction

Introduction
Regulatory Problems in the 1990s
The Story of George Guess, MD
Changes in Medical Licensing Laws Since 1990
A Regulatory Framework for the Third Millennium
The Scientific Issues
The Legal Issues


Foreword

Preface
Executive Summary
Major Contributors



Part I:   Fields of Practice

Mind-Body Interventions

Bioelectromagnetics Applications in Medicine

Alternative Systems of Medical Practice

Manual Healing Methods

Pharmacological and Biological Treatments

Herbal Medicine

Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease



Part II:   Conducting and Disseminating Research

Introduction
Research Infrastructure: Institutions and Investigators
Research Databases
Research Methodologies
Peer Review
Public Information Activities



Part III:   Conclusion, Appendixes, Glossary, and Index

Conclusion
Appendix A:   Participants at the Unconventional Medical Practices Workshop, Chantilly, Virginia, September 14-16, 1992
Appendix B:   Comments of the Panel on Mind-Body Interventions on the National Research Council's Reports on Alternative Medicine
Appendix C:   WHO Guidelines for the Assessment of Herbal Medicines
Appendix D:   Plant Sources of Modern Drugs
Appendix E:   The 20 Most Popular Asian Patent Medicines That Contain Toxic Ingredients
Appendix F:   A Guide for the Alternative Researcher
Abbreviations and Glossary
Index


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