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Safety of Complementary/Alternative Medicines

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) What medicines and treatments are included in the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, aka CAM? Massage and all the forms of hands-on bodywork, from deep tissue to relaxation to neuromuscular therapy to Rolfing, Feldenkrais, and the Alexander technique. Chiropractic treatment. Acupuncture and acupressure. Herbal medicines. Supplements, including vitamins, minerals, hormonal precursors, protein powders. CBD products. Ways of eating, including intermittent fasting and various excluded foods. It includes Yoga, sound therapy, light therapy, meditation practices, isolation tanks... Not All CAM Treatments are Created Equal - Professional Concerns about CAM Complementary and alternative medicine [...]

2020-08-21T10:15:12-04:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Direct Primary Care|

Alternative Medicines and Primary Care Doctors

Alternative Medicines & Your Primary Care Doctor Do You Tell Your Primary Care Doctor about All Your Treatments? Would you believe that over half of patients using complementary and alternative medicines won't tell their doctors about it? That means that their doctor may not find out about their use of St. John's Wort (for depression symptoms), and the patient won't learn that it interferes with their prescription medications. Almost half of US adults use some form of alternative medicine Over half won't tell their doctors** Not disclosing your complementary and alternative medicine treatments with your doctor can harm your [...]

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