What is an Alternative Therapy?
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or Alternative Therapy is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard conventional medical care.
Conventional Medical care is the one practiced by medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as nurses and physical therapists.
Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not based on evidence gathered with the scientific method. Alternative medicine consist of a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies, using methods of medical diagnosis and treatments.
Examples: Homeopathy, traditional medicine, chiropractic and acupuncture.
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