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Why don't doctors prescribe and use more alternative medicine ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Training

Conventional medical training does not usually include extensive training in all modalities and healing systems encompassed by "alternative medicine.
" many of these, such as tcm, acupuncture, and homeopathy really do require years of study to do them well -- and some physicians do take this. Some also take fellowships to become at least familiar with these areas: www.Azcim.Org.

In brief: Training

Conventional medical training does not usually include extensive training in all modalities and healing systems encompassed by "alternative medicine.
" many of these, such as tcm, acupuncture, and homeopathy really do require years of study to do them well -- and some physicians do take this. Some also take fellowships to become at least familiar with these areas: www.Azcim.Org.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Evedence

It is not just training, but often lack of valid research proving that they work and are safe.

In brief: Evedence

It is not just training, but often lack of valid research proving that they work and are safe.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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