Practices used instead of standard treatments. They generally are not recognized by the medical community as standard or conventional medical approaches. Alternative medicine includes dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, acupuncture, massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing, and meditation.


... Alternative medicine is a broad term for any diagnostic method, method of treatment or therapy whose theoretical bases and techniques diverge from generally accepted medical methods. It is generally considered to be the most dangerous form of CAM by the scientific community because it is used in place of conventional medicine. (See criticism of alternative medicine for details.) ...
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... Chronic pain is the most common health problem treated with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies in the United States. In the past decade, strong evidence has been accumulated regard...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Herbal Products: What You Need to Know
... As the elderly population in the United States grows, the number of prescriptions being filled in the U.S. is increasing dramatically. Perhaps because of media hype and disappointment with current con...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

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St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)
... If you surf the web or read your local newspaper, you’ve probably seen something about herbal supplements and their role in treating depression. Although dozens of people swear by it, St. John''s Wort...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Art Therapy
... What is art therapy Art therapy is a human service profession that uses art media, the creative process, and client responses to the created products and interaction between therapist and client. The ...
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Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Diabetes
... The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, defines complementary and alternative medicine as a "group of diverse medical and health care...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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... Alternative medicine broadly describes methods and practices used in place of conventional medical treatments. It may also be described as "diagnosis, treatment, or therapy which can be provided legal...
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