Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Information about alternative or complementary medicine and healing.
Coming Home Project - Offers a range of free services, including workshops and retreats, psychological counseling, training for care providers and community forums. Programs address the mental, emotional, spiritual and relationship challenges faced by veterans and families before, during and after deployment.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Cancer Treatment - Information on the use of non-traditional methods to treat cancer including dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, acupuncture and massage therapy.
Comprehensive Care Plan for Wounded Warriors - Program focuses on healing the whole person - body, mind, heart and spirit - and not just physical well-being.
Hooah 4 Health - Complementary Health & Wellness - Explains what is meant by complementary and alternative medicines and provides examples of each.
Meditation - Provides information and a systematic review of available scientific literature on meditation practices for health.
Military Officers Association of America - Promise for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Discusses alternative therapies being investigated by the military, including transcendental meditation, yoga, virtual reality and acupuncture.
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - Learn about complementary and alternative therapies and how they can work together with conventional medicine. Connect with an information specialist on Live Help for answers to your questions about CAM.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine - Works to create a more effective, comprehensive and compassionate model of health care and health education. Combines modern science with the world's healing traditions, to help health professionals heal themselves, their patients and clients, and their communities.
VA War-Related Illness & Injury Study Center Program Offers Complementary Healing Therapies - Discusses the use of yoga and acupuncture to treat combat OEF/OIF veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.