The Urgent Need for Evidence-Based CAM in the World

  • Nobuo Yamaguchi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 546)


Recent excessive commercialization is particularly confusing for patients and doctors who seek remedies for heretofore undefined symptoms. Furthermore, since these treatments have not undergone strict testing, they are not always safe and the same drug may have different effects according to the individual patient and dosage. Complicated considerations are necessary for the application of practices such as those found in Chinese traditional medicine.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuo Yamaguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Ishikawa Natural Medicinal Products Research CenterJapan

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