SCI 201 Week 1 Individual Assignment CAM Therapeutic Modalities Paper

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Running head: CAM THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES PAPER1CAM Therapeutic Modalities PaperNameSCI/201
CAM THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES PAPER2CAM Therapeutic Modalities PaperThis paper will define alternative medicine, complimentary medicine, and integrativemedicine. It will describe how conventional medicine plays a role in these three terms. Inaddition, it will review the philosophy of CAM and how it relates to, or is different from,traditional Western medicine. Finally, it will show how the CAM treatment modalityAcupuncture is used as an alternative and complementary therapy for headaches.Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative MedicineAlthough they are interchanged regularly, alternative, complementary, and integrativemedicine do not mean the same thing. Complementary and alternative medicine, also known asCAM, is defined as, “A group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, andproducts that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine” (What isComplementary and Alternative Medicine, 2008).While Complementary medicine is used inconjunction with traditional medicine, Alternative medicine takes the place of traditionalmedicine. Alternative medicine refers to the art of healing not taught in traditional medicalschools. It offers options other than those recommended by Western medicine. The goal ofIntegrative medicine is to treat the mind, body, and spirit, all at the same time. A partnershipbetween the patient and the doctor is crucial in the success of Integrative medicine.

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Fall
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