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,
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