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What are Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Complementary and alternative medicine is safe to use?

Complementary and alternative medicine is also known as CAM and it is the general term used for medical products and practices that are not a part of medical care. Medical care medicines are suggested by health professionals who hold degrees of MD and DO.

Complementary and alternative medicine is also practiced by health professionals, such as therapists, physician, psychologists who are registered.

What is Complementary medicine?

Complementary medicine is a standard medical treatment.

One example is using acupuncture for the side effects of cancer treatment.

What is Alternative medicine?

Alternative medicine is a special form of treatments instead of standard medical treatments.

Complementary and alternative medicine is safe to use?

CAM therapies have evaluated carefully and defined that these are safe, reliable and effective to use. Some that has found to be ineffective and possibly harmful sometimes. Complementary and alternative medicine is less is known and research has shown that it is slower for a number of reasons:

Funding issues
Problems in finding institutions
Regulatory issues
CAM needs to be evaluated
Long and careful research process
Used to evaluation
It is a standard treatment procedure
Because of multiple trials

CAM therapies are very popular these days and also include a wide variety of botanicals and nutritional products, which includes many supplements, herbal supplements, and vitamins. Many of these are natural so in short these products are very safe to be used. These products are considered to be safe because they are organic and produced by nature. But this is not true for everyone, so you have to test it so take a prescription from your doctor before going for these CAM treatments. In addition, some may affect how well other medicines work in your body.

Herbal supplements are not harmful but you have to take proper doses as prescribed. Herbal medicines are safe but consumer themselves have to try these medicines on them and have to watch the result carefully.

Consumers are the best to decides about CAM therapies and medicines

Ask your doctors before going for them, take a call today. Some therapies are promising but not for all, so do nt go for it without your doctor advise.

Contact us for more details on CAM therapies, our executives are 24X7 available to help you and guide you in detail.


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