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Complementary and Alternative Therapy

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Sep 30, 2016 1:15:00 PM

Older adults and patients with multiple chronic diseases have been increasingly drawn to the Complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36% of adults in the United States use some form of CAM therapy. Many older adults with chronic conditions often use CAM for self-care and disease management, despite having limited knowledge. Healthcare providers can offer considerable assistance to older adults by assisting them to use CAM wisely and appropriately.

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Topics: TCM, CCM, CAM, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

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