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    • Alternative Health Therapies
    • Alternative vs Complementary
      • Instead of conventional
      • In addition to conventional
    • Integrative: Complementary + Conventional
      • More than half use integrative medicine
      • Now in many medical plans
      • Included in medical school curriculum
      • TELL YOUR DOCTOR!
    • Principles
      • Prevention
      • Body can heal itself
      • Learning and Healing go hand in hand
      • Holistic care: Focus on the person
    • Not the best alternative health therapy
    • Examples: Healing Systems
      • Focus on philosophy or lifestyle
    • Example: Mind Body
    • Example: Supplements & Herbal
      • Supplements
      • Herbal
    •  
    • Example: Manipulation /Touch
      • Chiropractic
      • Spinal manipulation
      • Massage
      • Osteopathy
      • Acupressure
    • Example: Energy Therapy
    • What do the doctors think?
    • What is needed to make alternative more viable?
      • Research money
      • Careful studies, unbiased
      • Truthful advertising
      • Good news: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    • Lets view some examples
      • National Institute of Health: Senior Health
      • Videos on Alternative Health Therapies
    • Resources: National Center for Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Mayo Clinic Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine