Complementary and Alternative Medicine Regulations in the US

Compare and contrast current conventional medicine regulations and oversights with regulation and oversight of alternative medicine in the United States.

Define the terms alternative, complementary, and integrative in relation to medicine and discuss how these terms differ from one another. Describe how conventional medicine plays a role in alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine. Discuss the philosophy of CAM and how it is similar to or different from the approach of conventional Western medicine. Select one CAM therapy from among the alternative medicine approaches and describe how it can be used to treat a medical condition you choose.