Americans are using complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) with increasing frequency and top hospitals and leading medical schools in the U.S. are adding integrative medicine to their programs in response to this demand. In his article “Top Hospitals Embrace Alternative Medicine”, US News & World Report contributor Avery Comarow names just a few of the hospitals that have integrative programs -Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hospital and the University of California-San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. You can read more about Mr. Comarow’s report on the widespread use of complementary and integrative therapies here.
There are currently 44 academic medical centers that comprise The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. The Consortium is charged with advancing the practices of integrative healthcare within academic institutions. Some of these members include Stanford University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School.