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Acupuncture Blog Chicago: Alternative Medicine Getting More Maistream All The Time

Posted Jan 31 2010 1:29pm

Times, They Are A Changing

My title, borrowed from Bob Dylan’s 1964 mega hit song applies again today for proponents of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A national survey, published online in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that three-quarters of the med students (future physicians) surveyed believe that conventional Western medicine would be improved by integrating more complementary treatments such as: massage, herbal medicine, yoga, acupuncture and meditation.

The data was gathered by researchers at UCLA and UC San Diego from 1,770 surveys received from students at 126 medical schools throughout the United States. There was some hesitation however and students wanted more scientific evidence about the effectiveness of the treatments, not surprising since their training is based on Western studies.

We have come a long way.

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