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Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):46-54. Vaccination Attitudes and Practices of Integrative Medicine Physicians.. "Integrative medicine physicians were less likely to administer vaccinations than physicians in traditional allopathic medicine. Among the 44% who provide vaccinations, 35% used alternative schedules regularly. Integrative medicine physicians showed a greater support of vaccination choice, were less concerned about maintaining herd immunity, and were less supportive of school, day care, and employment mandates. Toxic chemical and viral contaminants were of greater concern to a higher percentage of integrative medicine physicians. Integrative medicine physicians were also more likely to accept a connection between vaccinations and both autism and other chronic diseases.'

J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 9;34(26_suppl):248. doi: 10.1200/jco.2016.34.26_suppl.248. The influence of spirituality and religiosity on the personal use and practice patterns with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): A national survey of US oncologists. "This is the first study to identify self-reported spirituality as a significant factor among US oncologists' decision to use CAM and recommend CAM to patients."


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