Alternative vs. Complimentary Modalities/Medicine and Choice of Modality

Complimentary vs. Alternative Medicine This definition is taken from Medline Plus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandintegrativemedicine.html): “Complementary medicine is used together with mainstream medical care. An example is using acupuncture to help with side effects of cancer treatment. When health care providers and facilities offer both types of care, it is called integrative medicine. Alternative medicine is used instead…