October 15, 2013
Complementary medicine and alternative medicine
In our world today the use of (CAM) complementary and alternative medicine is increasing tremendously where people are looking out for new health care systems that are less harmful to the human body and do not involve the use of chemicals or even toxins. Moreover, CAM goes hand in hand with conventional medicine where health systems are now shifting from traditional medical practices into more advance and less harmful practices such as acupuncture which is effective and safe medical method to cure people given that it is practiced by health professionals like registered nurses Complementary medicine however, is practiced through the use of science and technology to complement or cure a whole medical process with the use of conventional treatment whereas alternative medicine is performed using medical diagnosis that do not involve many harmful and defensive medical equipment. In my opinion, complementary and alternative medicine different ways and are similar in others.
Alternative medicine includes a variety of therapeutic practices that may not be approved by the FDA and usually include natural practices like herbal medicine and homeopathy for example where there may not be any scientific or approved studies of their effectiveness and success to cure patients. Where on the other hand with complementary medicine the issue is different given that complementary medicine includes therapies that are related to conventional medicine and to well researched therapies that may include some factors of
References: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. US Department of Health & Human Services. National Institutes of Health. December 10, 2008. ^ Sampson, Wallace (1 June 1995). "Antiscience trends in the rise of the "alternative medicine" movement". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 775 (1): 189–191. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1996.tb23138.x. Wallace Sampson