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Question: Which of these studies show that CAM therapies have some benefit?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Answer: An extract of Ginkgo biloba (Egb) was used in a 52-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group multicenter study to assess efficacy and safety in the treatment of Alzheimer disease and multiinfarct dementia. It was concluded that Egb was capable of stabilizing and improving cognitive performance and social functioning of these patients. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled […]

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Question: Is there evidence in the medical literature to support CAM therapies?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Answer: Yes. The NIH created the Office of Alternative Medicine in 1992 with a $2 million budget. This was upgraded to the NCCAM in 1998. In fiscal year 2000, the NCCAM awarded $68 million to CAM researchers. The NIH is committed to investigating the utility of these therapies and exploring the integration of CAM and […]

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