US Rheumatologists’ Increasing Appreciation of CAM Benefits

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In a recent article published in the open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine a survey of US rheumatologists reveals a growing openness and appreciation of the potential benefits of various CAM interventions for their patients. Of 600 rheumatologists who were sent the questionnaire, 345 responded (58%); 80 (23%) were women. Body work had the highest perceived benefit, with 70% of respondents indicating benefit. Acupuncture was perceived as beneficial by 54%. Most were willing to recommend most forms of CAM.

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