Complementary & Alternative Medicine: 8 Integrative Elements

October 23, 2015
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

This brief slideshow summarizes some of the key points about CAM and integrative medicine so that you can share the benefits-and risks-with your patients.

More and more Americans are adopting health care approaches that lie outside of mainstream medicine. Traditionally called complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, these approaches are gaining acceptance from many physicians as well, mainly because they are now combining them with biomedical therapies under the umbrella of integrative medicine. But because scientific evidence about safety and effectiveness often is lacking, doctors are exercising caution about their use.This brief slideshow summarizes some of the key points about CAM and integrative medicine so that you can share the benefits-and risks-with your patients.

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CAM Terms and Conditions

Alternative Medicine No Longer Has a Bad Name

“Natural Products” Lead the Way

Healing Both Body and Mind 

On Dietary Supplements: Be Well, But Beware 

Yoga for General Wellness, Disease Prevention

CAM and Cardiovascular Disease in Review

Body-based Evidence is Building