National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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An agency of the US National Institutes of Health, established in 1991 (as the Office of Alternative Medicine), with a mandate to assess and conduct research on all aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, safety and efficacy, identification of active ingredients in traditional herbal remedies, underlying physiological mechanisms of yoga, and meditation therapy. See http://nccam.nih.gov/.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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