Lee the focus was on self healing the people felt as

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different from those of “conventional medicine (Ventola, C. Lee.)”. The focus was on self-healing, the people felt as though they were better off using these methods because they were natural. They were not some potion concocted in a lab that could potentially give them worse health problems. The remedies they chose to experiment with were natural with little risk. This method was able to attract a large following because the majority of the world at this time had a similar opinion. The movement tracked some success but declined as we got closer to the 20th century. “Evidence-based medicine became more important (Ventola, C. Lee.)” in society. As science became more proficient, the scientist was able to discover things in the body that could not be fixed by alternative medicine. This led to a decrease of confidence in the movement and people began turning back to traditional medicines. In early 2008 CAM techniques made a comeback in western society. With the development of “internet resources and various collaborative CAM cultures (Ventola, C. Lee.),” People were able to regain the confidence they once had in the treatment. Although the popularity of CAM waned in the early 20th century, it has since rebounded. In a test run by the National Health Interview Survey (NCHS), data showed that “38% of adults and 12% of children in the U.S. were using some form of CAM. (Ventola, C. Lee.)” The most popular rage of people were women of upper-class society. People who had access to internet resources and
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the ability to go out and learn more information about CAM were able to make educated decisions on their treatment. This was game-changing in the argument on whether or not CAM methods were safe because it was no longer just the government saying don’t do this because it is not regulated. The information was “easier to understand, safer, and less expensive than conventional medications( Ventola, C. Lee.).” People could go out and find the information on their own and choose whether or not they wanted to risk the dangers. The popularity of CAM has grown so much that instead of fighting the methods hospitals have begun integrating CAM methods within their own programs. There has been a consistent increase in the number of hospitals that offer CAM variations of care. “Almost $40 billion dollars(H&HN)” has been spent on making CAM methods suitable for the hospital environment. This is huge for the overall population because hospital support would only make the anti-vaccination movement. By hospitals getting involved they’d be able to do research on CAM methods that do not work and promote the ones that do. This would make it possible for people who do not have access to information about CAM, have the ability to get access. It would no longer be only available to the privileged people seeking the information, the general public would have access as well.
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