Integrative Medicine is an emerging trend in Healthcare. Many patients today use Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). Some patients do not tell their doctors about CAM for fear of an argument or disagreement, while other patients feel open about sharing that information with their doctors. Research shows there is more and more demand for alternative methods of treatment and an increase need for doctors to be familiar with CAM methods. Intercultural health is an approach that wants to bridge the connection between CAM and Western Medicine with mutual respect and equal recognition of these methods.
Healthcare systems like Cancer Centers of America are incorporating CAM treatments (e.g., Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine) into the treatment teams assigned to patients who request these treatments.
Research the topic of Integrative Medicine/Intercultural Health, locate an article discussing a CAM modality researched in support of CAM Therapies, and write a 2-3 page summary briefly describing:
- The article
- The modality described in the article
- How the CAM Modality can benefit/support Western medicine.
Attach a copy of the article with your assignment.
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