Complementary and Alternative Medicine Modalities

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) definition is difficult since its practices sometimes, and most of the times, intertwine with those of conventional medicine. Political influences and ethical issues play a greater role in definition of CAM. Complementary medicine is a form of health problem management carried out alongside with conventional medicine to solve health problems better or faster. Complementary medicine is not regarded as a threat to conventional medicine practices hence complementary medicine practitioners can work hand in hand with conventional medicine practitioners in management of the health related problems. In complementary medicine, products used in the management of the health related problem can be administered simultaneously with those used in conventional medicine. An example of complementary medical practice used in comforting a patient after surgery is aromatherapy.

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