What is National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine meaning A federal agency that uses science to explore CAM practices, trains CAM researchers and provides authoritative information about CAM to professionals and the public. NCCAM awards grants for research projects, training and career development in CAM; sponsors conferences, educational programs, and exhibits; studies ways to use proven CAM practices along with conventional medical practice; and supports adding CAM to medical, dental and nursing school programs. NCCAM is part of the National Institutes of Health. It is also called NCCAM.