There is an important difference between a complementary therapy and an alternative therapy. A gastroenterologist, Lee runs the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, which offers acupuncture, massage therapy, and reiki — a therapy that the center’s website describes as laying on hands to transmit Universal Life Energy” to the patient.
Doctors and academics see benefit in better understanding of CAM use by their patients and establishing what is and isn’t working5, yet there continues to be concerted attacks on CAM with authorities not caring to take a balanced view of the evidence and calling it a waste of resources.
The alternative medical services at Leumit include: Homeopathy, chiropractic treatment, reflexology, Shiatsu, Feldenkrais, biofeedback, Bach flowers, the Paula method, the Alexander technique, oil massages, naturopathy, Tai-Chi, Chinese medicine, the Elbaum method, lymphatic massage, Tuina, yoga, and baby massage workshop.
Health care professionals and future health care professionals, wellness and fitness oriented professionals and students, and interested individuals benefit from competency in understanding and critically evaluating the various practices considered as complementary and alternative or integrative.
It is the only FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid, and offers an alternative to conventional therapies for these patients, though results have been mixed when comparing its effects to those of smoked cannabis, with the herbal version usually outperforming the synthetic.