What is a Natural Medicine?
Complementary medicine includes a large number of practices and systems of health care that, for a variety of cultural, social, economic, or scientific reasons, have not been adopted by mainstream Western medicine.
Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, whereas alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine.
An example of alternative medicine is using a special diet to treat autoimmune disease instead of undergoing surgery or taking a medication which suppresses the immune system.
An example of a complimentary therapy would be a special diet or nutrient support to help ease the discomfort from chemotherapy while treating cancer.
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Portland Oregon
At Pacific Clinic of Natural Medicine, our goal is to support your health decisions, and we are trained in many options for both alternative medicine and complimentary care. We are proponents of informed choice, meaning that we will take the time to discuss with you the treatment options, any risks, alternative medicine and complimentary options and answer your questions so that you can make the best decision for you.