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What is Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices to maintain health or treat symptoms or illness is often controversial. Yet people all over the globe use CAM therapies. While some CAM therapies are questionable, others are accepted and employed by conventional health care providers. This publication presents an overview of CAM, types of CAM, and summary information on safety and regulation.

Topics: CAM, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, Fact Sheet
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