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In your own words, but using a source to support your words, please define Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)? Please research five statistics about CAM usage and list them in your post. Please then briefly discuss each statistic you offer.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine includes areas such as:

Acupuncture/Acupressure
Chiropractic
Naturopathic
Herbal medicine/dietary supplements
Massage
Biofeedback
And much more

Alternative medicine would encompass any health-improving measure used in place of traditional medicine. Complementary medicine are those items that have become a part of traditional medicine as traditional health care providers began to see their benefit. The web page I referenced gives the example of massage and guided imagery (part of ...

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This solution gives some examples of CAM and links for further information and statistics.

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Article for reference:

Chong, O. (2006). An integrative approach to addressing clinical issues in
complementary and alternative medicine in an Outpatient Oncology Center. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10(1), 83-89.

Critique the Chong article and prepare an APA style-referenced four to five-page response to the following questions:

- Summarize in your own words the National Institutes of Health (NIH) definition of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
- Provide reasons for nondisclosure of CAM use among patients.
- What are the reasons for using CAM among patients? Justify your answer using examples and reasoning.
- What is the role of the clinical nurse practitioner?
- Review at least one additional scholarly research article that supports or refutes the claims made in the Chong article.
- Compare and contrast the results discussed in each article.

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