Future Trends Health Care 2013 - Page 12

6. Complementary and Alternative Medicine The use of non-mainstream healing approaches in place of conventional Western medicine. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing rapidly. Many approaches are holistic, which emphasizes looking at the whole person—body, mind, emotions, and environment—rather than a single function or organ. Many also emphasize prevention and education. Skills and Knowledge for Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Acupuncture Music Therapy Acupressure Natural treatment Aroma Therapy Nutrition Art Therapy Pet Therapy Chiropractor Physical Therapy Ethics Quality Herbal treatment Reflexology Holistic treatment Safety Homeopathic Tai chi therapeutic gardens Hypnosis Vitamins Massage Yoga Meditation Every healthcare leader should be able to define and defend the culture of their organization by what is best for the patient. Susan Farris, CEO James L West Alzheimer's Center ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 9