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Introduction to CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:38pm 1 Comment What is CAM? Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a term used to describe a diverse group of healing systems that are not presently considered to be part of mainstream medicine. The goal of conventional medicine is to locate the physical source of a particular disease and then remove it. For example, if a patient has some sort of inf ... Read on »
Get The Facts On Treating Colds and Flu With Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 15 Feb 2010 10:04pm NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine No one looks forward to the cold and flu season. Americans catch an estimated 1 billion colds each year. In fact, the common cold is among the leading reasons for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. The flu, with its potential complications, ... Read on »
highlight on complementary and alternative medicine by Doris C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 29 Jan 2008 5:17pm 3 Comments Have you heard of instances when doctors have given up on a certain illness saying it’s already terminal, and yet was cured or alleviated by alternative medicine? I do. Complementary and alternative medicine may provide you with a variety of options and traditional treatment, but it’s worth noting that some can even hurt you. Before consid ... Read on »
Complementary and alternative medicine use in a large pediatric autism sample by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Nov 2012 4:05pm The journal Pediatrics has a large number of autism related articles in a recent supplement . One of these covers a topic discussed a great deal by parent groups online: alternative medical approaches to the treatment of autism. In Complementary and alternative medicine use in a large pediatric autism sample , James Perrin (this one of his fi ... Read on »
Who uses complementary and alternative medicine? by MJ Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 8:13am Flickr Photo by Auntie P If you listen to certain people you would think that parents who use alternative or complementary medicine (CAM) with their children are uninformed, easily confused people who are so desperate to help their children that they would be willing to try anything. But is that really an accurate depiction? Accord ... Read on »
Media release: Decision-making about complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients: integrative literature review by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 15 Apr 2014 6:41am Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new integrative literature review published today in Open Medicine looks at how patients dealing with cancer make decisions around incorporating complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies into their treatment. The study appears onl ... Read on »
Making Sense of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Dr. Nundy Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 11:59am Whether we like it or not, the lines between allopathic and alternative medicine continue to blur. Just last week I recommended glucosamine-chondroitin to a patient who suffers from osteoarthritis and wrote a prescription for Lovaza, a prescription-strength preparation of fish oil. And today I was asked about red yeast rice from a patient interes ... Read on »
Expenditures by Consumers on Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 4:25pm I illustrated in a previous note that there is broad overlap between wellness, pre-disease, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) (see: Wellness, Preventive Medicine, and the Classic Disease Model ). Complementary medicine can be defined in the following way: ...[C]omplementary medicine is used by conventional medical practitioner ... Read on »
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Was Associated With Higher Perceived Physical and Mental Functioning in Early Systemi by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Sonya E. Hunnicutt and Colleague. Objective This study assessed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in patients with early systemic sclerosis (scleroderma, SSc). Methods At the annual visit, SSc patients enrolled in the Genetics versus Environment in Scleroderma Outcomes Study (GENISOS) w ... Read on »
Complementary and Alternative Medicine by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted Fri 27 Feb 2009 6:04pm This week, I started an unlisted elective in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). An unlisted elective is one that is not listed in the Case elective course catalog. With the school's permission, you create it yourself. The impetus for me to want to study CAM was that I have had multiple patients in clinic asking me about herbal remedies ... Read on »