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Comparison of Alternative, Complementary and Integrated med.

Define Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine.

Then identify three factors that are promoted in the popularity and use of CAM as well as three factors that are hindering the acceptance of CAM in the United States.

Finally, address your current knowledge of, opinion toward, and comfort level with CAM.

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Definitions:
Complementary medicine- Practices often used to enhance or complement standard treatments. They generally are not recognized by the medical community as standard or conventional medical approaches. Complementary medicine may include dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, acupuncture, massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing, and meditation.

(http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&defl=en&q=define:Complementary+Medicine&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title)

Alternative medicine- Practices not generally recognized by the medical community as standard ...

Solution Summary

Explanation of complementary, alternative and integrative medicines and the factors hindering their acceptance in the USA. Web resources included.

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