Past Event

The Evolution of the "Alternative Medicine" Movement

Mon, Nov 29 2010 - 5:15pm

Evolution of the “Alternative Medicine” Movement

Wallace Sampson, M.D.; Founder/Editor, The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is one of many unconventional medical practices, from herbal medicine to acupuncture. Some scientists see the CAM revolution as a return to more primitive characteristics of thought. But Sampson says the rise of this system is due to a combination of human non-rational traits, several ideological, social and political shifts of the second half of the 20th century, and a “critical mass” of economic power and advocates in influential positions.

MLF: Psychology
SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking, 5:15 p.m. program
, $20 non-members
Program Organizer: Patrick O’Reilly