Are there any reasons to keep funding the NCCAM despite 20 years and $3 billion tax money having resulted in no progress?
The NCCAM was established despite an outcry from the medical community in a personal desire of senator Tom Harkin to see alternative medicine validated.
Fast-forward 20 years and not a single alternative therapy has been validated by the NCCAM. Reports coming out of it are negative, few, and poor in quality. It is standards-wise the worst branch of the NIH, with no results despite a total of over $3 billion in tax spending.
There is a concern that the center is only ideologically motivated to try and prove opinions and not conduct actual health research.