Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM)

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM)?

Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM) meaning Health care practices and products that are not considered part of conventional (Western) medicine. Complementary medicine refers to use of nonstandard treatments together with conventional treatments. Alternative medicine refers to use of nonstandard treatments in place of conventional treatments. Examples of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) include use of herbal medicines, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Related Term(s): National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

 

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