Medical Care

Conventional and Integrative Medicine – Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) – Holistic & Natural

Two categorical forms of medical care offered in the US are conventional medicine and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine.)

Complementary and alternative medicine (known by the acronym CAM) is a term used for unconventional medicine

Alternative: To be used instead of conventional medicine, complementary and alternative medicines together comprise what is called unconventional medicine. Examples of CAM practices which have been refined over thousands of years are acupuncture and herbal medicine.