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

Table of Contents

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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


Research Infrastructure: Institutions and Investigators

Research Databases

Research Methodologies

Peer Review

Public Information Activities

Part III: Conclusion, Appendixes, Glossary, and Index


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