Alternative medicine


Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of  diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products that can support natural self-healing and encourage behaviors that promote a sense of overall well-being.

Both alternative and complementary medicine use the same kinds of remedies to treat a health condition. The difference is that alternative medicine is often used instead of conventional medical techniques. Complementary medicine is used in addition to conventional medicine, not as a replacement. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can include acupuncture, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, chiropractic medicine, diet therapy, herbalism, homeopathy, massage therapy, reflexology, naturopathy, and many orthers therapies.