By definition, alternative medicine has not been shown to be effective or has been shown to be ineffective. Speci?c objectives of interest are the incorporation of integrative medical education into medical school and residency curricula and the inclusion of questions on integrative medicine in the National Board of Medical Examiners examinations. Licensing is provided by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and membership with the American Association of Oriental Medicine may be a benefit.
Many of the ingredients like burdock root, chaparral, poke root, red clover and yellow dock have been used for years to treat cancer. I grew up with it and people misunderstand it. Like you are going to not use conventional medicine when you are ill and opt for one of these. All in all, an absolute yes or no answer vis-a-vis safety and effectiveness of Alternative medicine doesn’t exist.