Thursday, February 26, 2015

USA's spending on NCAM

Complimentary and Alternative Medicines is a highly funded branch of the National Institutes of Health. According to its own website, they receive more funding than all but one of NIH's branches.

So what have they accomplished?

  1. Found that pancreatic cancer patients who chose chemo over CAM had a greater quality of life.
  2. Found that lemon and lavender aromatherapy does not improve wound healing.
  3. Proved that coffee enemas do not help pancreatic cancer.
  4. Found that an herb does not help dementia.
See the pattern?  They seem to do a lot of disproving things. So what have they proved?
1. ((crickets))

Over $1.5 billion in funding, and counting--all while legitimate, promising research for cures is going unfunded. When will we have had enough?