The Evolution of the "Alternative Medicine" Movement
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.
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