Biologically-Based Practices

“Biologically based practices in CAM use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods, and vitamins. Some examples include dietary supplements, herbal products, and the use of other so–called natural but as yet scientifically unproven therapies (for example, using shark cartilage to treat cancer).” (1)

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