Holistic Health Collective

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Complementary medicine used hand in hand with mainstream medical treatments enhances or augments care to improve health outcomes and or quality of life. 

Alternative medicines are considered treatment modalities not considered standard of care in allopathic medicine but may have known benefits historically, and are valued in many cultures of healing not recognized by Western medicine.

Many CAM practices that are highly valued or often used, though not within the mainstream, may still have evidence based medicine and patient research behind them. An example is acupuncture. Though not every medical office can refer a patient for acupuncture, strong medical research supports acupuncture as an effective therapy for chronic lower back pain. Uplift Health values safety and medical evidence along with low risk modalities that may have high benefit. All in order to create a safe and successful treatment plan for patients.