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What Is Alternative Medicine?

 

Alternative Medicine (also known as integrative medicine and CAM, for “complementary and alternative medicine”) is any medical or health related practice that is not supported through rigorous evidence gathering via the scientific method. Many traditional, plausible, and even accepted medical practices fit into this group. Common examples include homeopathy, chiropractics, acupuncture and pressure, Ayurveda medicine, and faith healing.

 

Complimentary medicine is any alternative or integrative medicine used alongside conventional medicine.

 

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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Chris Burns
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Cañada College Library
4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Bldg. 9-310
650-306-3480