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Many Americans use medical treatments that are not part of mainstream medicine. When you are using these types of care, it may be called complementary, integrative, or alternative medicine.

Complementary medicine is used together with mainstream medical care. An example is using acupuncture to help with side effects of cancer treatment. When health care providers and facilities offer both types of care, it is called integrative medicine. Alternative medicine is used instead of mainstream medical care.

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  9. Complementary and Integrative Medicine (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) - PDF  
    No. 101 April 2012 Complementary and Integrative Medicine Complementary and integrative medicine, also called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to a wide array of health care practices ...
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