Free Alternative Medicine Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles

Understanding Your Options - Complementary and Alternative Medicine Defined

Making a definition on complementary and alternative medicine is very hard to do because there are a lot of different sources containing all kinds of different treatments and practices. Complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM is a variety of medical practices which in current time are not considered to be a part of the generally accepted medical treatments.

Even though medical institutions are beginning to fund practices and research, CAM still is the maverick among medicine.

In order to get licensed and practice conventional medicine, a certain level of education has to be reached and proven. Think of college degrees or diploma’s for CNA nursing. Next to the education, some practical experience gained during internships is also required, all to make sure there are experienced professionals taking care of patients.

In order to practice CAM there are some regulations, but they do not come close to the ones conventional medical aides are obligated to follow. This is changing throughout the world to different degrees. The requirements for CAM practitioners are about as variable as the amount of treatments available.

There are schools where a CAM practitioner can get educated and become a naturopathic practitioner and get licensed, but that’s not available everywhere. In order to know if you are dealing with someone who knows what he is doing, even without a license, you might want to check out if there is a membership of some kind of organization which has some requirements in order to become a member.

When we are looking at scientific evidence to support CAM treatments it is very much depending on the field of healthcare. There is a lot of evidence which supports CAM treatments in order to fight cancer, but on the other hand the evidence of CAM treatments helping people who suffer from asthma is not overwhelming. Luckily there are organizations who are very interested in the funding of scientific studies to sort out in what way CAM treatments can be effective and they study any safety risks.

That leaves us with the difference between complementary and alternative medicine. This is a very thin line. Even though the treatments connect with each other on different levels, still the claim is being made that there is a difference. The only difference is that complementary medicine is being practised side by side with conventional medicine.

An example is that when a patient is going through chemotherapy to fight cancer, it is a good idea to use acupuncture in order to fight the nausea which comes with the chemotherapy. Alternative medicine on the other hand is being practised instead of conventional medicine. An example here is that light therapy can be provided to people suffering from depression instead of taking anti depression medicine.

Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

holistic dentistry body areas blueberries glaucoma homeopathic remedies natural antibiotic practice holistic odors toothpick healthy living herbalist sweat lodge acupunturist website content herbal medicines different scents wellbeing natural remedies judgement lose sleep health ailments sinus pain muscle tension cupping circulation drink Chinese medicine sensitivity to food western culture cold symptoms sugar free gum spinach parsley leaves body stimulation medicine resources pressure point chinese sinus pressure spinal pain coenzyme Q10 nasal congestion megavitamins floss different rituals dietary supplements flex stroke inflammation vitamin e blood pressure healthy diet eye doctor good shape reflexology healing properties ancient acupuncture eating habits skeptical doctor migraines drug habit dogs water health issues alternative treatments vegetables sleep toothbrush peaceful surroundings plaque sex working apply poultice congestion home remedies alternative remedies depression medicine biofeedback pressure points chemical free toothache natural flow natural alternative heal naturally muscles enjoy writing fish oil nutrition stress release period ailment pain relief emotions energy blockage Eustachian tubes scientific evidence health care garlic restoring points herbs good arthritis dogs arthritis weight contro acupuncture needles holistic dentist blogging medications having pneumonia nagging earache having sinus problems hawthorn berry almond nuts health organizations illness menstrual cycles flouride antiseptic food addiction holistic pediatrician get rid of acne fresh herbs alcohol arthritis cure good foods regular bed time diseases facial migraine headaches gum exercise compaints internet food combined treatment health history health concerns smoking aromatherapy write successful blog back pain plants article syndication herbal treatment coffee alternative health seasoning nasal block pain killers needles information valerian natural ways asthma kava herbal remedy bloodflow immune system body cleanse medical education clean cloth naturopath organic good condition baking soda article writing sleeping habits echinacea tincture extract antiseptic solution local library ear infection salt daily routine sensitivity to seasons herbal products traditional treatment brush teeth sleep trouble fat raw garlic complementary medicine alcoholism healthy metabolism natural medicine bedtime routine lifestyle issues caffeine hot foot bath acne treatment sugar electro acupuncture lower back pain diabetes water based spray relieve pain garnish balanced diet lavender oil animals alternative ways natural products vitamins arthritis help headaches problems alternative medicine stimulating energy garden Vitamin C bone cancer different home remedies endorphins annoying arthritis medical treatments eye pressure melatonin relaxation techniques green apples adverse effects chi herbs good practitioner Tibetan medicine health care yoga electrical currents alternative treatment hydrotherapy laser acupuncture sage cleaning teeth good holistic pediatrician insomnia alternative medicine resources environmental impact sinus problems public bathroom magnesium television being proactive perform shiatsu shiatsu massage mint pregnant researchers homeopathic treatment anti-bacterial acupuncture bloodstream consultation alternative field electrostimulation knowledge obesity fatty foods appetite family doctor microbe rosemary chemical ingredients herbal medicine alternatives toothpaste high blood pressure headache conventional medicine lower blood pressure herbal supplements neurotransmitter tea tree herbal antiseptic spray healing practices earache diets vitamin supplements yellow rock root psychological effect tiny needles chemotherapy relaxation prescribed medicine antibiotics vitamin A bad taste neurotransmitters electroacupuncture moxibustion homeopathic products stress belladonna non invasive diet feel good marigold natural living eastern culture native american indian common cold migraine headache prescription medicines scientific evidence alternative health options drinking water cancer bedroom doctor essential oils alternative medicine eastern cultures light therapy ingredients green vegetables tennis elbows cashew nuts meridians folic acid heart attack

Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Health Blogs