Define the terms alternative, complementary, and integrative in relation to medicineand clarify how these terms are different.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that describes an overview of CAM and its categories of treatments. Include the following:

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  • Compare and contrast conventional current regulations and oversights that exist in the United States with that of nonconventional medicine.
  • Define the terms alternativecomplementary, and integrative in relation to medicineand clarify how these terms are different.
  • Describe how conventional medicine plays a role in these three terms.
  • Examine the philosophy of CAM and how it relates to or is different from conventional Western medicine.
  • Describe how NCCAM classifies Complementary Health Approaches.
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  • Select one CAM treatment therapy (modality) from among the complementary health approaches and describe it.
  • Using one medical condition, describe how your chosen therapy can be used as an alternative, a complementary, or an integrative therapy for that specific medical condition.
  • Include the results of scientific studies that show a clinical benefit from the example selected, if available.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Use at least two references besides NCCAM and your textbook

 

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