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Prevention of Disease. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Key Points. “ CAM” refers to a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine. Key Points.
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Prevention of DiseaseComplementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)Key Points
  • “CAM” refers to a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine.
  • Key Points
  • Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine
  • example of a complementary therapy: using aromatherapy to help lessen a patient’s discomfort following surgery
  • Key Points
  • Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine
  • example of an alternative therapy is using a special diet to treat cancer instead of undergoing surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy that has been recommended by a conventional doctor
  • Key Points
  • Integrative medicine combines treatments from conventional medicine and CAM for which there is evidence of safety and effectiveness
  • also called integrated medicine
  • Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Whole medical systems – built upon complete systems of theory and practice.
  • homeopathic medicine
  • naturopathic medicine.
  • traditional Chinese medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Biologically based therapies – uses substances found in nature
  • Dietary supplements
  • Herbal products
  • Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Mind-Body Interventions – focuses on interactions among mind, body, and behavior, and how behavior can directly affect health
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Manipulative and body-based practice - based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of the body
  • Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation
  • Massage
  • Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Energy therapies involve the use of energy fields
  • Biofield Therapies: intended to affect energy fields that purportedly surround and penetrate the human body
  • Examples: qi gong, Reiki, and therapeutic touch
  • Bioelectromagnetic-based Therapies: involve the unconventional use of electromagnetic fields
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