Sindya Bhanoo has written a great article for the Washington Post about the recently opened Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center. The treatment center is particularly interesting in that it is part of a growing trend of mainstream conventional treatments that are collaborating with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments.
Bhanoo produces quite a quote right off the bat that is all too true:
"We conventional doctors need to acknowledge that some of our therapies don't always work," said [Linda] Lee, a gastroenterologist with 20 years of experience.
The fact that this is a John Hopkins establishment is a pretty huge coup for those interested in CAM practices, a step further toward breaking down the barriers between CAM methods and our general pracitioners. One more golden quote, and then you should check out the whole thing at the link below:
"Three-thousand-year-old treatments are being brought into the most modern setting you can imagine, where people are flown to the hospital by helicopter. Why not?"
From the Washington Post, Alternatives Enter the Mainstream
And here's another cool thing from Johns Hopkins, a survey assessing clinicians knowledge of CAM Practices