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Letters Complementary medicine

Involve complementary medicine practitioners in research

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 03 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2389
  1. Jon L Wardle, research scholar1
  1. 1School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
  1. j.wardle{at}

    Complementary medicine is rightly criticised for the unprincipled actions of some therapists,1 2 which unfairly taint the many more scrupulous practitioners. However, my recent report to the Australian government indicated that complementary therapists are overwhelmingly in favour of greater regulation and tighter restrictions.3 They also want more collaboration with evidence …

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