Government Name Change.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) to National Center for Complementary and Intergrative Health (NCCIH).
“The National Institutes of Health agency with primary responsibility for research on promising health approaches that already are in use by the American public has a new name–the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
The revision from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) was mandated as part of the omnibus budget measure signed by President Obama.
Large population-based surveys have found that the use of alternative medicine—unproven practices used in place of conventional medicine—is rare. Integrative health care, defined as a comprehensive, often interdisciplinary approach to treatment, prevention and health promotion that brings together complementary and conventional therapies, is more common. The use of an integrative approach to health and wellness has grown within care settings across the United States, including hospitals, hospices, and military health facilities.”
Read entire press release here: http://nccam.nih.gov/news/press/12172014?utm_content=bufferc9c34&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Mission Statement: "Couturing individual patient's/client's