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Find information on the evidence-based science of complementary and alternative medicine.
In the past decade more and more of the modalities used in integrative medicine have been studied with the same standards as other “conventional” options. For this reason, your physician may be aware of CAM options for which there is science. But, because of the lack of standards or licensing in many of the areas, it remains the patient’s responsibility to question, gather information and research if he or she decides to add complementary or alternative modalities to his or her treatment plan.
There are a number of locations to research the science of complementary/integrative modalities.