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Please help provide some insight, direction, or feedback on the points below for Mind Body Intervention treatments.

1. The current regulations and oversights that exist in the United States
2. The organization that provides the oversight
3. Potential deficits of the current regulatory oversight
4. Potential adverse outcomes that could occur with the current system
5. A proposal and rationale for a new or alternative regulatory process
6. An analysis of how the new plan would improve consumer protection
7. Potential obstacles to implementing the new plan

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1.The current regulations and oversights that exist in the United States
Here is a nice history of the regulation issue. http://forhealthfreedom.org/Publications/Monopoly/Gordon.html
2. The organization that provides the oversight
In the piece above, the student can read more about the National Institutes of Health and the role in regulation. Congress established the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
3. Potential deficits of the current regulatory oversight
One of the biggest challenges is the negativity surrounding those who have not adequately reviewed the data and literature. Additionally, some of the modalities are outside the traditional western medicine practices and while many are centuries-old, the style and delivery may be different for a range of patients. This is problematic for some who challenge the options. Regulation can be difficult, when it fails to come out of a cookie-cutter ...

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