Category: Natural Remedies

Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Description, Epidemiology, Treatment, Ongoing care and Complications

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered part of conventional medicine. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 2007 survey reports that 38% of adult Americans and 12% of children use some form of CAM, and this percentage is increasing as CAM healing practices and products become better known and more accessible. Medical professionals who incorporate CAM into their medical practice will often refer to their health care model as “integrative medicine.”