NAVIGATION

June 26, 2016

Alternative Medicine

Exploring Alternatives

Diane Sears | 6/1/2006
HEALTH TIPS

Health Tips:
The CAM Approach

Non-conventional approaches to healing are considered complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM. Complementary medicine is used jointly with conventional treatment, and alternative medicine is used instead of it. CAM therapies are divided into five categories:

Alternative medical systems:
Built upon complete systems of theory and practice. Examples: Homeopathic, naturopathic, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda.

Mind-body interventions:
Enhance the mind's capacity to affect the body's symptoms. Examples: Meditation, prayer, mental healing.

Biologically based therapies:
Use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods and vitamins. Examples: Dietary supplements, herbal products.

Manipulative and body-based methods:
Based on manipulation and/or movement of parts of the body. Examples: Chiropractic, osteopathic manipulation, massage.

Energy therapies:
Work with energy fields inside or outside of the body. Examples: Qigong, Reiki, therapeutic touch.

Tags: Healthcare

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

A broken childhood inspires purpose
A broken childhood inspires purpose

Nelson F. Hincapie, President & CEO of the Voices For Children Foundation, has worked directly with hundreds of children in foster care and many who are aging out of the system.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

What's your opinion of Sen. Marco Rubio seeking re-election?

  • I'm glad he's running, go Marco
  • It's his right to try - we'll see if he wins
  • I am against Marco Rubio seeking re-election

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe