COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES – DO THEY WORK FOR YOU?…

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Complimentary and alternative therapies, do they work for you and if so which therapy is it? I don’t know about you but you read so much about complementary therapies and alternative therapies but I’m not quite sure which category they go into.

The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).The mission of NCCAM is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and healthcare.’

Experts put CAM into four major categories. Biologically based practices ie homeopathy and herbalism, energy medicine ie chi, reiki and healing touch and manipulative and body-based pratices ie acupuncture, and massage therapy and yoga and finally mind-body medicine ie cognitive behavioral therapy.

Patient info explains that an ‘Analyses of studies into the…

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