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Complementary, Alternative, and Lifestyle Medicine


What is complementary (alternative, integrative, functional, holistic, lifestyle) medicine? The NIH's National Center for Complementary Medicine and Integrative Health provides an excellent overview.

As medical students, you are learning about the relationship between integrative and conventional medicine, the methodological issues that complementary and alternative medicine research faces, and how to evaluate the potential value and risks of these therapies. 

This resource guide provides links to databases and appraisal tools to help you locate and assess research on these topics.

Finding Articles

Appraising Articles


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