Alternative medicine (also known as complimentary and alternative medicine or CAM) is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. It consists of a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies, using alternative medical diagnoses and treatments which typically have not been included in the degree courses of established medical schools or used in conventional medicine. it is often fused with conventional medical treatment in a belief, not proven by using scientific methods, that it "complements" the treatment.
Notable Alternative Medicine PractitionersEdit
- Dr. Pete Wilder (Alternative Medicine Practitioner, Infectious Disease Physician, and Critical Care Physician at Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Addison Montgomery
- Charlotte King (In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole): Suffering from insomnia (and its side-effects such as aphasia and forgetfulness), and unable to find treatment from conventional therapy, including, Sam's medical exam, Charlotte was referred to Dr. Pete Wilder for alternative treatments. Various alternative therapies were used including meditative sleepy therapy and acupuncture. In conjunction with talk therapy administered by Dr. Violet Turner, Charlotte was able to overcome her insomnia and fell asleep at the Oceanside Wellness Group practice.