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Week one. Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Basics August 7, 2014. Welcome to CAM Basics!. Materials. Other Resources. Any note-taking materials you would like to use. National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine’s Backgrounder – Whole Medical Review: An Overview

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Week one

Week one

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Basics

August 7, 2014


Welcome to cam basics

Welcome to CAM Basics!

Materials

Other Resources

  • Any note-taking materials you would like to use.

  • National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine’s Backgrounder – Whole Medical Review: An Overview

    • Traditional Chinese Medicine

    • Acupuncture

    • Chinese MateriaMedica

    • Ayurvedic Medicine

    • Naturopathy

    • Homeopathy


What is cam

What is CAM?

  • Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

  • Wellness

    • More than the prevention of disease

    • Focus on inner resources

    • Balance of internal resources and external environment

    • Relies on individual abilities to get well and stay healthy

  • Self-Healing Energy

    • Skin heals when cut

    • Self-healing is all healing

    • Why do we get sick?

    • Disruption of internal balance cause illness

    • Symptoms are our bodies trying to heal


National center for complimentary and alternative medicine

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Backgrounder ~ Whole medical systems: an overview


Whole medical systems an overview

Whole Medical Systems: An Overview

  • Different cultures have different medical systems

  • Eastern whole medical systems

    • Traditional Chinese Medicine

    • Ayurvedic Medicine

  • Western whole medical systems

    • Homeopathy

    • Naturopathy

  • Other Medical Systems

    • Native American

    • African

    • Middle Eastern

    • Tibetan

    • Central & South America


Traditional chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Dates back to 200 B.C.

  • Yin Yang

  • Health is a balanced state

  • Disease is an imbalanced state

  • Practitioners

    • Herbs, acupuncture, & massage

  • Chinese MateriaMedica or acupuncture

    • Used alone

    • Used together

    • In combination with other modalities


Acupuncture

Acupuncture

  • Widely practiced

  • Relieves and prevents pain

  • Used for various other health conditions

    • Nausea/vomiting

    • Dental pain

    • Other pain disorders

    • Paralysis and numbness

    • Movement disorders

    • Depression

    • Insomnia

    • Breathlessness

    • Asthma

  • Cannot explain why it works

  • Electromagnetic signals


Chinese materia medica

Chinese MateriaMedica

  • What is Chinese MateriaMedica?

    • Reference book

  • Herbs

    • Dozens of bioactive compounds

    • Many factors impact the concentration

    • Standardization can be difficult

    • Adjusted to individual

    • Studies have taken place to discover how effective herbs are and what their effects may be.


Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine

  • “The science of life”

  • Natural healing system

  • Developed in India

  • Equal emphasis on body, mind, and spirit

  • Strive for innate harmony

  • Treatments for various diseases

  • Clinical trials fall short


Western whole medical systems

Western Whole Medical Systems

Naturopathy

Homeopathy

  • System of healing that views disease as a manifestation of alterations in the processes by which the body naturally heals itself

  • Health restoration

  • Disease treatment

  • “Nature disease”

  • AKA Naturopathic Medicine

  • Practiced throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and U.S.

  • Six Principles

  • Complete system of medical theory and practice

  • Founded by Samuel Christian Hahnemann

  • “Principle of similars”

  • Treat patients using a drug that mimics patients symptoms

  • All aspects of a health status need to be examined

    • Emotional and mental states, and tiny idiosyncratic characteristics


References

References

  • Micozzi, M. (2011). Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medicine. (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

  • NCCAM. (2007). Whole medical systems: An overview. Backgrounder.

Disclaimer: The statements made are for informational purposes only. Any information used within this class is not to be used in place of a doctor. Please consult your doctor for any questions regarding the information received in these classes.


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