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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Guide

This guide suggests research strategies and useful print and electronic resources on this emerging health care field.

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Geting Started

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), "is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine." This research guide suggests research strategies and useful print and electronic resources on this emerging field to help you start your research. For bioethical resources, please check our Bioethics guide, and for broader health law research, please check our Health Law guide.

If you are writing a seminar paper, please also consult our Seminar Papers Research Guide for research strategies.

If you have any questions or need additional research assistance, please feel free to contact the Library's Reference Desk, at 202-662-9140 or by email: libref@law.georgetown.edu

What is CAM?

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is one of twenty-seven institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its web site is full of useful information about CAM.