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And if you go to most major cancer centers, you’ll find mind-body programs offering things like yoga and positive imagery classes.
You wouldn’t see that 20 years ago.” As CAM practices become more accepted, some conventionally trained physicians have begun integrating them with traditional medical treatments.
But the boomers, she says, “are now on the threshold of old age.
You’re going to see a huge increase in interest in this among older people.” Fewer Side Effects That could be good, according to Harvey Zarren, MD, president of the Arlington, Mass.-based Integrative Medicine Alliance, because CAM therapies tend to be less invasive than conventional medicine and have fewer side effects.
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“Ten or 20 years ago, acupuncture was considered very bizarre,” says Mackenzie.
“But now that people have discovered that it’s good for pain management, there are acupuncturists in rehabilitation medicine departments in almost every major hospital in the country.
CAM practitioners generally relate to their patients with respect, spending lots of time with them and focusing on people’s wellness rather than their problems.” Going Mainstream Figuring out exactly what CAM is can be a challenge.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has divided the field into four general approaches: biologically-based practices such as herbs or supplements, mind-body medicine approaches such as meditation or music therapy, body-based practices such as massage or chiropractic, and energy medicine, which can include approaches like Reiki or therapeutic touch (see sidebar).