WEEK 1 Lecture Notes<br />*Introduction<br /><ul><li>What is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?
There are several definitions out there, because it is a field that is very broad and constantly changing. The groups within the CAM practices are very diverse and are found within numerous types of medical and health systems.1
It refers to areas of medicine that are not traditional to conventional medicine. Conventional medicines are what we know today with imaging, prescription medications, hospitalizations, etc…the ways in which traditionally society is known to search with illness or injury.
-make a list with the class of a bunch of different types of practices within the conventional medicines, how they differ from what CAM might promote
Origins of CAM. Where did the first practices come from?
-Ancient Chinese medicines, Rolf structural integrations, Ayervedic medicines…2
Poets, philosophers and scientists of the late 18th and 19th centuries were all interested in various aspects of energy, which later was termed to be vitalism2. Example: Benjamin Franklin and his “taming lightning”. He was very curious regarding the types of energy that animated life and the universe. (Go into this more…use Micozzi text for examples)
ACTIVITY>>>></li></ul>Week 2 Lecture: Discovery <br />Explore each area and the types of practices that might fall within each one. <br /><ul><li> What are the different types of CAM out there?
Massage therapy</li></ul>*Can you think of any others and what category might they fall into?<br />ASSIGNMENT…discuss and give instructions<br />Week 3 Lecture: Evolution of CAM<br />Where are we now?<br />What do we incorporate into our current practices?<br />Have any of you participated in any type of CAM practice? What? What was your experience? Are you a believer in the practice?<br />Discuss as a group…<br />References:<br /><ul><li> www.nih.gov/nccam.
Micozzi, Marc. Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 3rd edition. Saunders & /Elsevier Publications. Copyright 2006.