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Complementary Medicine

What is Complementary Medicine and Alternative Medicine?


We understand and realize that our medical system has problems. On the one hand, medical technology has advanced, however, we’re lacking in prevention of managed care and prevention chronic health. These chronic illness included diabetes hypertension, some medical illnesses in chronic pain that represent 85% of the national cost in the U.S.A and here in Puerto Rico; and this can be even much higher. Often we do little or nothing to prevent the cause of these illnesses, which then brings complications and can resolve in serious health problems and become costly in time and treatment. Which doesn’t necessarily end in mitigating illness or healing. But changes the patient illness in to a chronic condition for the rest of their life.

The goverment of the USA has a large number of patient which use Complementary Medicine who seek alternative to manage and treat their illnesses, do to the fact that they are not satisfied with the result of the medical system and the exorbitant cost of medicine with adverse effects. In 1992 the government created the Office of Alternative Medicine to study this phenomenon.

There was notable and explosive acceptance of the results of this “new medicine” which ascended the Office of Alternative Medicine and a Center. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in 1998 at the same time a well-known medical publication (the journal of The American Association) has a study, which demonstrated that 64% of the medical school offers a curriculum that included complementary medicine. This shows that complementary medicine is now included as an elective or subject require in their program. We also see a mirage of conferences and medical convention on worldwide scale; presenting studies, manage care, prevention utilizing the medicine of the new millennium, Complementary Medicine.

In order to understand this revolution, which has accelerated in our medical health system, we had to look at the different modalities. Complementary Medicine as the name subject is a system of medicine, which integrates and complements traditional medicine allowing doctors and patients a variety of alternative treatments and prevention of illness.

Some of the modalities of Complementary medicine are Acupuncture, Auricular Therapy, Homeopathic Therapy, Hypnosis and Visualization, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy and others.

 


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