Distorted Media by Gill Graham
This is a very important article written by Gill Graham. Please take the time to read it here: https://bit.ly/34ktUUF
CAM therapies, although used by millions of satisfied patients throughout the world, are frequently misrepresented and misunderstood, often, by certain ‘self-selected’ sceptics and their organisations, who take it upon themselves to disparage what they do not fully understand.
The rise in popularity and the need for alternative therapies was highlighted in the recent World Health Organisation report and is indisputable. ‘Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) is an important and often underestimated health resource with many applications, especially in the prevention and management of lifestyle-related chronic diseases, and in meeting the health needs of ageing populations.��Many countries are seeking to expand coverage of essential health services at a time when consumer expectations for care are rising, costs are soaring, and most budgets are either stagnant or being reduced. Given the unique health challenges of the 21st century, interest in T&CM is undergoing a revival.��One of the three strategic objectives of the WHO Strategy 2014–2023 is “To build the knowledge base for active management of T&CM through appropriate national policies”.��It is time to accept that conventional medicine, which without doubt has its place, needs help. Integrative medicine is undeniably the way forward and is for the most part, what a discerning public want, expect and have a right to in order to maintain optimum health.