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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as nurses and physical therapists, practice.

Complementary medicine is used together with standard medical care. An example is using acupuncture to help with side effects of cancer treatment.

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  1. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (National Library of Medicine)  
    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Standard care is what medical ... of using a standard approach. The claims that CAM treatment providers make can sound promising. However, researchers ...
  2. ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section CAM Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Past Issues / Winter 2009 Table of Contents For ... by U.S. adults at 17.7%; 6-A CAM Resources from NIH National Center for Complementary and ...
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  4. What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)? Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is defined as a medical system, practice or product that is not ...
  5. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    ... disclaimer about external links Menu The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States On this page: About ... CAM Use by U.S. Adults and Children About CAM CAM is a group of diverse medical and ...
  6. ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section CAM Expanding Horizons of Health Care Past Issues / Winter ... Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine What is CAM? CAM is a group of diverse medical and ...
  7. IBD and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America)  
    ... Resources > Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Go Back Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Email Print + Share Crohn’s disease and ulcerative ...
  8. About CAM on PubMed From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    ... links Read our disclaimer about external links Menu CAM on PubMed® Search CAM on PubMed® Your literature ... subset of PubMed. Your searches are free. About CAM on PubMed® NCCIH and the National Library of ...
  9. ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section CAM Time to Talk Past Issues / Winter 2009 Table ... to discuss with your health care providers any complementary and alternative medicines you take or are thinking about starting. Photo: ...
  10. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Multiple Sclerosis (American Academy of Neurology) - PDF  
    ... Evidence-based Guideline for PATIENTS and their FAMILIES COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS This fact sheet is provided ... American Academy of Neurology AAN.com What is CAM therapy? How does it differ from usual MS ...
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