Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has gained much attention in recent years, as more people seek unconventional treatments for their illness.
CAM can be helpful in treating side effects; however, it also can cause unexpected reactions when combined with traditional medications.
Many doctors recognize that CAM can help patients heal and now incorporate complementary therapies into their patients' treatment plans. This is called Integrative Medicine.
Integrative Medicine helps heal the body, mind and spirit. This comprehensive approach combines the benefits of conventional treatment of an illness with the healing effects of CAM. You and your doctor design a treatment plan that attends to all aspects of recovery, not just your disease or illness. This promotes optimal health and healing.
At The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza, our goal is to help you make the best choices for complementary therapies.