What are the characteristics of CAM therapies that differentiate them from biomedicine? How do these characteristics support CAM philosophies of holism and vitalism? Describe how these CAM characteristics are exemplified in the application of treatment and how they are representative of the connection(s) of human patterns to that of environmental and earth patterns (micro and macro patterns).
Conduct research on your own and locate one scholarly or peer-reviewed source to support your discussion. This week’s required and recommended reading and any professional Internet sources may be used in addition to the article you find, but they do not fulfill the research requirement.
TEXT: Micozzi, M. S. (2010). Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medicine. (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.