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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Guide

This guide will help you find and use information on the effectiveness of various CAM treatments.

Welcome to the CAM Guide

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? (No.) Can chicken soup truly help you recover faster from a cold? (Maybe!)

Medical treatments that are not part of mainstream medicine are known as complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). This guide will help you find and use resources so you can explore the effectiveness of various CAM treatments. Pick one of the pages at the left to begin.

 

What is the difference?

  • Complementary medicine: treatments used along with standard medical treatments.
  • Alternative medicine: treatments used instead of standard medical treatments.
  • Integrative medicine: total approach to medical care that combines standard medicine with CAM practices that have shown to be safe and effective.

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IMPORTANT NOTE

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