Complementary and Alternative Medicine
... and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are conceived as holistic in that they address the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual components that make up a whole person. The term alternative medicine applies because they do not fit into the mainstream ways of looking at medicine and healthcare. Some of the examples of complementary therapy include acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy, Alexander technique, Osteopathy, and yoga. The growing interests in complementary therapies have enhanced scientific evidence regarding the history of traditional use, safety and effectiveness. The most prevalent reasons for the use of com...