16
July
2010

Introduction to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

The term “Complimentary and Alternative Medicine” (CAM) is a bit of a nebulous term. Many people do not understand what it is, what techniques it employs, or what conditions it can help. The following are case studies of actual patients, their conditions and treatments. In this way, you can see the tremendous variety of conditions CAM treats, and its amazing efficacy. Yes, names have been changed.

You will see similarities in many cases. I will provide a system by system approach to these studies. If you follow along with them, you will not only the similarities between conditions, but also the differential diagnosis between them.

The first few articles are about two systems: The Digestive System, and the Adrenal Glands. There is hardly a condition (besides a blatant injury) that doesn’t in some way involve one or both of these systems. You will hear much about them in the forthcoming articles. My hope is that eventually you will understand why.

Along the way, you will also gain insight into my medical philosophy. Some of it you will agree with, some not. I can also assure you that most of it will be new and different to you. Good. That is precisely the purpose of my writing them. Did you know the word ‘doctor’ comes from the Latin root ‘docere’, which means ‘To Teach.’ If you understand what can and probably is going wrong in your body, you can actually do something about it. You are not at anyone’s mercy. You can take charge of your health and your life.



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