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Introduction to CAM Medicine

by Salahud-Din Abdul-Razacq

11th Grade



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By definition...

Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as defined by NCCAM, is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine.



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Complementary... medicines?

Complementary medicine is used in addition to regular allopathic or western medicines.


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Alternative... medicines?

Alternative medicine is used instead of using regular allopathic or western medicines.



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Of course! medicines?

And they are...








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Chiropractor naturopathy

Massage Therapy

Herbal Supplements

Biofeedback

Acupuncture


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What is a chiropractor? naturopathy

It is a practitioner that manipulates the spine for alternative medical treatments.


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What is massage therapy? naturopathy

It is a complementary treatment that involves using different types of massage.


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What are herbal supplements? naturopathy

They are herb or plant-based supplements used either with or without conventional medicines to treat conditions.


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What is acupunture? naturopathy

It is a Chinese method that uses metal needles on certain body points to treat conditions.


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What is biofeedback? naturopathy

It is a means of using the body’s energy waves with the mind to heal the body.



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There are other available treatment options. naturopathy

Medicines only work if you believe they will.

While some medicines work better together, others just work better for certain people.

Conventional medicines, as well as CAM medicines, have their own time and place.

Knowledge is the key to living a healthy life!


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Credits naturopathy

Nccam.nih.gov

Holisticonline.com


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