Bridging from conventional medicine to complementary & alternative medicine (cam) through bio-medical engineering

Author: Atsumi K
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2004
Other: Volume ID: 22 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 268 , Word Count: 87

Integrative medicine integrating conventional medicine (modern western medicine, MWM) with CAM is considered as the ideal medicine in the 21st century. The MWM is based on science, however CAM is based on experience that needs scientific evidence. In order to certify the evidence of the effects and safety on CAM, bridging from MWM to CAM by the scientific methodology biomedical engineering is necessary. By the approach of biomedical engineering using thermography, laser, EEG, pulse diagnosis, the effects of CAM such as acupuncture, massage, meditation etc. were studied.