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Alternative medicine. The holiday season filled with a variety of indulgent foods and general overabundance can offer many pitfalls when it comes to managing your waistline and maintaining overall health. When you are using these types of care it may be called complementary integrative or alternative medicine. Complementary medicine has never been more popular.
What do these terms mean. This fact sheet looks into these terms to help you understand them better and gives you a brief picture of the mission and role of the national center for complementary and integrative health nccih in this area of research. Alternative medicine is a term that describes medical treatments that are used instead of traditional mainstream therapies.
Research based info from acupuncture to zinc. Health all health topics from a z. Many americans use medical treatments that are not part of mainstream medicine.
Nearly 30 percent of adults report using complementary and alternative medicine cam. Alternative medicine fringe medicine pseudomedicine or simply questionable medicine is the use and promotion of practices which are unproven disproven impossible to prove or excessively harmful in relation to their effect in the attempt to achieve the healing effects of medicinethey differ from experimental medicine in that the latter employs responsible investigation and accepts.