The Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM) provides a service to the field of alternative and integrative medicine by educating the public with cutting edge information through collaboration with experts in the field and by assisting researchers and practitioners in research evaluating promising therapies and theories in natural health care. The FAIM website serves as an umbrella for experts in all areas listed in the website Health Topics to share the latest in natural medicine. This information is offered free to the public at large.
FAIM strives to promote education and research in the areas of new frontiers in science and technology in natural health care. This would include health related discoveries which hold promise and efficacy. FAIM publishes these reports on the FAIM website and communicates the research findings reaching the public and professionals.
Research of technologies that are sometimes considered unconventional, still hold the potential of contributing to the paradigm shift in medicine and thus offer a platform to be researched to confirm efficacy. Documenting these technologies offers a service to natural health care and the future.
Progress in the field of complementary and alternative medicine is frustratingly slow. This is due, in part, to practitioners who lack preliminary data beyond patient testimonials. Slow progress may also be attributed to limited financial resources and inadequate research capacity. Therefore, FAIM provides a service to the field by assisting researchers and practitioners in collecting outcome data.
FAIM is committed to research to obtain the most valuable data. Knowing the limitations of research due to funding restrictions, FAIM is developing collaborations with research facilities nationally and internationally where it can conduct research on therapies and technologies. In the case of international collaborations, the research would benefit the country from the knowledge revealed. This research could lead the way towards real breakthroughs in world health. FAIM is eager to collaborate with groups within and outside the U.S. who have the research capacity and interest in advancing investigations of non-toxic, innovative, and cost-effective therapies for conditions with a large public health impact.
Public and Professional Education
Collaborate with experts in the field to disseminate accurate and reliable information on natural health care therapies, theories, technologies, and principles through the FAIM website, FAIM Facebook page, and other avenues.
Search the world for effective, nontoxic, and low-cost alternative medical therapies with the assistance of National and International Resource Coordinators. Attend conferences and do site visits so as to investigate the latest in natural health care options.
Participate in research with medical facilities, laboratories, foundations, hospitals, and universities for the development of studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of a therapy or technology and document outcome data.
Disseminate information aligned with our mission on new frontiers in science and medicine through published research, the FAIM website, and FAIM Facebook page and encourage adoption of cost effective therapies.
For more information go to www.faim.org