Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Frequently Asked Questions
4. What are some categories of CAM practices?
Some of the major categories of CAM are
- natural products
- manipulative and body-based practices
- mind-body medicine.
These categories sometimes overlap.
Another term, "whole medical systems," refers to complete systems of care that have evolved over time in different cultures and parts of the world. Whole medical systems may include practices from the CAM categories above .