Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a label applied to a broad range of treatments that are felt to be outside the scope of conventional or Western medicine. Some examples of CAM are:
- Herbal remedies, vitamins, minerals, and “natural” products – many of which are sold as over-the-counter dietary supplements
- Chiropractic manipulation
More than one-third of the adults and 20–40% of children in the United States have reported using CAM.