The year 2011 happens to be not only the 40th anniversary of the government's War on Cancer but also the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM), now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
What does OAM stand for?
OAM stands for Office of Alternative Medicine (NIH)
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- Office of Aging and Long Term Care (University of Kansas)
- Organization of African Liberal Youth
- Medal of the Order of Australia
- Oakland Art Murmur (est. 2006; Oakland, CA)
- Object Allocation Map (Sybase)
- Object Attribute Memory (computing)
- Occupational Assessment & Modification
- Office of Acquisition Management
- Office of Aerospace Medicine (Washington, DC)
- Office of Air Management (Indiana)
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36) In 1991, Congress established an Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, upgrading its status in 1998 to a National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) convinced Congress that the NIH should establish an Office of Alternative Medicine and awarded it a $2 million budget (Harkin believed that bee pollen, a popular alternative treatment, cured his allergies and wanted further scientific study).
The National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine defines its office as such: "An unrelated group of non-orthodox therapeutic practices, often with explanatory systems that do not follow conventional biomedical explanations".
Congress has upgraded the Office of Alternative Medicine to a full-fledged National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine within NIH, with a $50 million budget in fiscal 1999.
To learn more about alternative therapies for diabetes treatment, contact the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicines Clearinghouse at (888) 644-6226.
The National Institutes of Health have established an Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM).