Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Frequently Asked Questions
24. Why is it important to tell my health care providers about my use of CAM?
Giving your doctors and other health care providers a full picture of what you do to manage your health helps you stay in control, while allowing them to be your fully informed partners in health care. Some CAM approaches can affect standard medicine. Talking to your health care providers about CAM use will help ensure coordinated and safe care.