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- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality : Organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care in the US.
- Aromatherapy : A form of complementary and alternative medicine whose adherents claim it to be a gentle but effective method of healing and enhancing the mind, body, and spirit through the use of natural oils from aromatic plants, trees and grasses.
- Asthma : Disease process that is characterised by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi, making breathing difficult.
- Ayurveda : A traditional Hindu system of medicine, part of complementary and alternative medicine, using mind-body interactions and herbs
- Centers for Disease Control : A major center of epidemiologic research and clinical support in epidemics, considered a world resource although part of the United States Public Health Service, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Chondroitin : A mucopolysaccharide constituent of chondrin.
- Colon (anatomy) : The segment of large intestine between the cecum and the rectum including the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon.
- Complementary and alternative medicine : Set of therapies and treatments not considered mainstream or scientific.
- Digital imaging and communications in medicine : A set of technical specifications for putting medical information consisting of images, of all types, into digital form, such that they can be stored in a computer system or transmitted to a remote computer
- Drug Enforcement Administration : Federal government agency charged with enforcing controlled substances laws and regulations in the United States.
- Electroconvulsive therapy : A psychiatric treatment that involves inducing a seizure in a patient by passing electricity through the brain.
- Energy medicine : Techniques in complementary and alternative medicine that involve either the unconventional use of electromagnetic fields, or of biological energies not detectable by conventional instrumentations, to maintain or improve health
- Glucosamine : Amino sugar component of chitin, heparan sulphate, chondroitin sulphate and many complex polysaccharides, used in treatment of osteoarthritis.
- Institute of Medicine : Nonprofit honorific membership organization dedicated to serving as advisor to the nation to improve health.
- Institutional review board : A panel that protects the interests of humans and animals in medical research studies.
- Integrative medicine : Organized health care that involves willing cooperation between mainstream and complementary medicine
- Irritable bowel syndrome : A disorder with chronic or recurrent colonic symptoms without a clearcut etiology.
- Journal of Scientific Exploration : Semiannual journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration, devoted to advancing the study of anomalous phenomena, first published in 1987.
- Julius Axelrod : (30 May 1912 – 29 December 2004) American biochemist whose work was influential in the development of pharmaceuticals.
- Medical education : Learning process of being a medical practitioner, either the initial training to become a doctor or further training thereafter (including residency).
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine : Within the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health, the organization concerned with funding and performing research in complementary and alternative medicine, and disseminating its findings
- National Library of Medicine : The world's largest medical library, based in Bethesda, Maryland.
- New York City : The largest city in the United States of America and a world center of finance, commerce, communications, and the arts.
- Open access : The free, immediate online access to the results of research, coupled with the right to use those results in new and innovative ways.
- Pseudoscience : Any theory, or system of theories, that is deceptively claimed to be scientific.
- Reiki : Japanese spiritual healing process and philosophical system that claims to be able to manipulate energy fields.
- Rheumatoid arthritis : A chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints.
- Tests of the efficacy of homeopathy : Add brief definition or description
- Therapeutic touch : A form of energy healing, performed by a therapist positioning hands over the patient's body, and sensing and adjusting energy fields
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services : The primary cabinet-level department of the United States, concerned with health affairs
- Universal precautions : Prudent standard preventive measures to be taken by professional and other health personnel in contact with persons afflicted with a communicable disease, to avoid contracting the disease by contagion or infection.
- Vitamin C : Required by a few mammalian species, including humans and higher primates. It is water-soluble and is usually obtained by eating fruits and vegetables; associated with scurvy (hence its chemical name, ascorbic acid).
- Women's Health Study : Randomized controlled trial whose purpose is to evaluate the effects of vitamin E and low-dose aspirin in prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer in women.