Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Complementary and...

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine This paper will define Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine. Also, identification of at least three factors that have promoted the use of CAM as well as three factors that are hindering the use of CAM in the United States. Finally address your current knowledge of, opinion towards, and comfort level with CAM. The term alternative medicine , as used in the modern Western world , encompasses any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine ". [1] Commonly cited examples include naturopathy , chiropractic , herbalism , traditional Chinese medicine , Unani , Ayurveda , meditation , yoga , biofeedback , hypnosis , homeopathy , acupuncture , and diet-based therapies, in addition to a range of other practices. [2] It is frequently grouped with complementary medicine , which generally refers to the same interventions when used in conjunction with mainstream techniques, [3] [4] [5] under the umbrella term complementary and alternative medicine , or CAM . Some
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2011 for the course MKT 421 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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