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Alternative health therapies

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

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