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Given the rising popularity of using alternative medicine to deal with health issues today, it’s likely that these practices will be around for many more. The paper reported that one in three Americans were using some kind of unconventional therapy.” Only 28 percent of them were telling their primary-care doctors about it. For centuries, people have relied on what is now referred to as holistic medicine or alternative” medicine.
Everglades University’s Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine program provides alternative medicine major courses combined with general education courses. In the future, integrative medicine can help strengthen this aspect of training and the values statement can serve as a guidepost. Finally, we acknowledge that these competencies may be adapted and/or modi?ed in a variety of ways to ?t the particular needs and culture of individual schools.
It is important to understand the difference between complementary medicine and alternative medicine — the two approaches are often lumped together but are, in fact, distinct. Examples of herbs include ginseng, ginkgo and echinacea; examples of other dietary supplements include selenium, glucosamine sulfate and SAMe. And last year, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine—a publicly funded research agency that is part of the National Institute for Health— changed its name to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. This degree requires no Externship/Internship and no licensing or certifications will be awarded. While alternative medicine is not the most popular form of medicine in Western cultures, it is quickly gaining supporters. I’d include weed as an alternative medicine, and I know for a fact that cancer patients say it makes their suffering more tolerable. Alternative healing approaches on their own may not be enough to help a person get well.
Medical practice or therapy that uses methods that have not been associated with the traditional, standard care most generally taught and executed by AMA-certified medical schools. Personality, I do not like taking synthetic medications, so as I get my blood sugar under management, I will look into alternative medicines that do the similar things, without the side effects.