Frustrating Lack of Progress to Integrated Treatments

While reminiscing about a talk given in 1997, I re-discovered some very revealing images of the current no-Entry Model to alternative therapies, and one with my more idealized recommended model:

We will soon be starting production with Positive Health PH Online Issue 214 with an editorial feature Integrative Healing – Practical Guide to Professionalism which will include an image showing a model of CAM therapies from the NCCAM (National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine). However even this recent model falls short, in my view, of a truly Integrated Medical System – a combined, equal partnership between conventional medical and alternative / complementary treatment model.

Do I feel that the past 25 years of publishing and researching research and clinical progress have been in vain? Not yet, as sometimes progress doesn’t happen in gradually – it suddenly jumps into the present and takes over from then on.

So hopefully we can live in hope.

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About Dr S Goodman

Sandra Goodman PhD, Co-founder, Director and Editor of Positive Health PH Online, trained and worked as a Molecular Biology scientist in Agricultural Biotechnology (PhD McGill University 1981) in Canada and the USA. She has focused upon health issues since the mid 1980s in the UK. Author of 4 books, including Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art (updated 2003) is now in its third edition, Vitamin C – The Master Nutrient, Germanium: The Health and Life Enhancer and numerous articles, Dr Goodman compiled the Cancer and Nutrition Database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (now known as Penny Brohn Cancer Care) in 1993. Dr Goodman and Mike Howell, her long-term partner, co-founded in 1994, Positive Health magazine PH Online , which has grown over 17 years to a significant and valuable specialist archive of published research, articles, book reviews, about Complementary / Alternative / Integrated Medicine.

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