Dr. Oz – CAM Medicine

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I was watching the Dr. Oz show the other day (like many of you out there) and the feature of the show was Alternative Medicine and he had 3 guest naturopathic doctors show us all how we could improve our health and well being by changing our diet introducing other forms of medical treatments.

The North American emphasis to medical treatment typically involves heavy medication or surgeries to cure diseases and ailments but this new form of  Complimentary or Alternative Medicine (CAM) combines many traditional western practices with other therapies such as acupuncture and meditation to compliment each other.

People who often choose CAM treatment to combine with traditional western medicine to optimize the health benefits by curing body and mind.  Other reasons include avoiding possible side effects of drugs and surgeries and mostly because of the patients’ personal preference in philosophies.

CAM medicine can bring comfort, control, and a calmer piece of mind to those who choose to use them.  Studies show that 40% of adults have used CAM therapies in one shape of form but mostly to combat:  back and neck pains, headaches, colds, insomnia, anxiety, joint pains and depression.

Either way you look at it CAM medicine is building in popularity and hitting the main stream culture.  Don’t be surprised in the near future when your doctor prescribes some diet changes and meditation to go with your drugs.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatments include:

  • Practitioner-based body manipulation – acupuncture, Reiki, massage, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation
  • Natural products (nonvitamin, nonmineral) – herbs, fish oil/omega 3, glucosamine, St. John’s wort, echinacea, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, garlic, flaxseed, chondroitin, coenzyme Q-10, ginger
  • Breath work – deep breathing exercises, meditation
  • Relaxation Techniques – guided imagery, progressive relation
  • Body movement – yoga, Qi gong and Tai chi
  • Diet-based therapies – macrobiotic, vegetarian

Other Dr. Oz articles:

Dr. Oz’s Anti-Aging Check List

Dr. Oz ~ Longevity Shake

LINK TO Dr. Oz Website


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