Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Photo by Ulf Eliasson / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care.

Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy and allied health professionals, such as registered nurses and physical therapists, practice.

Alternative medicine means treatments that you use instead of standard ones.

Complementary medicine means nonstandard treatments that you use along with standard ones.

Examples of CAM therapies are acupuncture, chiropractic and herbal medicines. (from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

With the current shift of citizens looking for new ways to heal, complementary and alternative protocols are of keen interest to FAIM.

Energy Medicine Going Mainstream

Energy medicine has been used throughout human history even dating back to 15,000 B.C. Dr. Binder gives a complete history, introduces various energy medicine therapies and describes specific examples of healing. We are energy beings. In order to experience total health, we must look at how energies are playing a role in our bodies.

A4M World Congress 2017 Celebrating 25 Years Redefining Medicine

The A4M 2017 Congress was an opportunity for all the participants to learn about a wide variety of anti-aging topics from an incredible pool of experts.

Review of the 2016 A4M World Congress on Anti-aging and Aesthetic Medicine

The A4M World Congress offers an opportunity for practitioners and laypeople alike to become educated on the latest research and protocols for the health issues that are common place today. Review some of the topics and presenters from the 2016 conference and learn how you may participate in the 2017 A4M World Congress in December.

The Power of Your Own Blood! No need for Botox

You can improve your skin and hair by using your own blood components. This is a much more natural approach to skin care.

Ozone Therapy Summary and Its Application to Viruses, Particularly Ebola

The purpose of this article is to explain in simple terms the incredible physiological effects of oxidation therapy, particularly ozone, and why it might be of help to so many problems.

Homeopathy: A misunderstood science

What is homeopathy? What is a homeopath? How does homeopathy work? Does homeopathy work? What are homeopathic remedies? How are homeopathic remedies made? What is the difference between classical homeopathy and complex or combination homeopathy? What is a homeopathic proving? What is a repertory? What is a Materia Medica? Learn all you wanted to know about homeopathy.

Quantum Leap

In this movie/documentary you’ll learn everything you need to know about MMS and all the diseases that it can address.

The Use of Hypochlorous Acid Solution in Wound Management

Sodium hypochlorite solutions have been used in wound care for a hundred years and are familiar to practitioners as Dakin's solution. In the last 15 years more advanced hypochlorous acid solutions based on electrochemistry have emerged as safe and viable wound-cleansing agents and infection treatment adjunct therapies.

Natural Flu Prevention

The best way to prevent the flu is by living a lifestyle that supports a healthy immune system. Dr. Sarah Bedell Cook discusses evidence to support the benefits of healthy lifestyle, healthy diet, and nutritional supplementation for flu prevention.

What To Do When You Get the Flu

Dr. Sarah Bedell Cook shares recommendations for rest, hydration, diet, and supplements to help you recover from the flu.

Flu Shot or Not

When we are making a choice to vaccinate ourselves or our children, we need to first answer four questions: what is the severity of this disease; how effective is vaccination; what are the risks of vaccination; and are there ethical reasons to accept or decline vaccination?

MMS Study on Malaria is a Success

Clinical data from the Red Cross shows Master Mineral Solution (MMS) to be successful in the treatment of malaria.

How to Choose Your Doctor

There are several kinds of approaches to natural health. The doctors who have the best results are ones who understand why the condition developed and understand the intricate biochemical reactions to it.

Ionic Footbaths - The Healing Power of Ions

The ionic footbath is a total body detoxification technology based upon the beneficial and purifying effect of ions on the body.

Health in Holland and Hungary

Learn about the gift of chi gong masters, confirmed with thermal imaging. See what is happening in Hungary at a complementary and alternative healing center which combines many facets of medicine as well as structured water.

The Therapeutic Use of Sound in Alternative and Conventional Medicine

Sound waves help to normalize imbalances and synchronize the cell's frequency back to its natural healthy state of vibrational resonance. Sound is a medium that is increasingly being used in both alternative and conventional medicine – through the use of both audible and inaudible frequencies. This article looks at studies, technologies, and methods of sound application.

The Brave New World of Alternative Medicine

Joan Parsi Wilcox interviews Ferdinando Pisani Massamormile, International Research Consultant with FAIM, for Quantum Health magazine. "Basically, what Berkley [founder of FAIM] wants us to do is to look outside the box. Many people who are working in the mainstream and investigating alternative medicine do so by using the typical one-at-a-time steps of trying to broaden the field of science. Whereas what we try to do is investigate..." says Massamormile.

iMosaic Conference 2011

A medical conference of unique design, made possible by the overlapping missions of four nonprofits helping transform healthcare to an integrative model. This is a composite of the visions and ideals of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM).

Seasonal Spring Cleanse Protocol

Spring and Fall seasons provide the best opportunities for deeply detoxifying and cleansing the body of harmful impurities that have collected in our organs and tissues over the past months and years. Dr. Isaac Eliaz offers this protocol.

Miracle Mineral Solution: MMS

Jim Humble was a mining explorer searching for precious metals in recondite tropical areas where diseases are rampant. In a dire case of malaria he daringly used a simple substance used to purify water to treat the disease. To his own surprise it worked which led him on a life-long pursuit to perfect and communicate this discovery.

Biomagnetic Therapy

Dr. Isaac Goiz uses pairs of magnets to neutralize disease-causing pathogens in the body.

The Benefits of Massage

Whether you have experienced massage or not, there are many benefits. Find out what you can achieve through massage including pain management, increased immunity, decreased depression and relief from migraine pain.

Integrative Medicine Symposium

FAIM attended the Integrative Medicine Symposium in Miami, FL. The event was organized by the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Alternative and Complementary Medicine Slide Presentation

FAIM created a slide presentation to introduce readers to complementary and alternative medicine with a brief discussion about various therapies.

Global Forum for Health Research, Havana, Cuba

The Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM) attended the Global Forum for Health Research that was held in Havana, Cuba from the 16th to the 20th of November, 2009. This international event was the opportunity to generate a dialogue and a debate among the many diverse stakeholders involved in health research.

International Association for Biologically Closed Electric Circuits in Medicine and Biology Conference

IABC was formed in 1993 by Dr. Björn E.W. Nordenström. Membership consists of medical doctors, biologists, biophysicists, engineers, educators and business professionals. They are involved in the development of electrotherapeutic, thermotherapeutic and magnetotherapeutic techniques.

Healing with Magnets

Dr. Marcus Laux travels the world to bring the latest in natural healing solutions for their health. There has been a long standing argument whether magnets heal or not. Dr. Laux shares information regarding his take on what the science says about magnets and pain relief, body healing, stroke rehabilitation and urinary incontinence.

Dr. Matthias Rath, California

Dr. Rath, a German physician, is the promotor of some very controversial campaigns that are aimed at warning humanity of an encroaching collusion of pharmaceutical industries and war mongering interests.

Brain, Mind and Healing Symposium

The symposium covered an array of topics including an update on the Parkinson's study referenced in FAIM's research section on this web site. Also, Dr. Radin reviewed an experiment that demonstrated aspects of nonlocal consciousness which suggests we have the ability to see into the future.

American Academy of Anti-Aging Conference 2009

The 17th Annual Anti-Aging Medicine Conference emphasized Regenerative Biomedical Technologies. These conferences cover a broad scope of topics in the field of anti-aging. Review the impressive list of speakers!

American Academy of Anti-Aging Conference 2008

A4M hosts conferences throughout the world. Topics relate to anti-aging including vaccines, nutrition, hormone replacement and bioresonance, to mention a few.

American College for Advancement in Medicine, Orlando, Florida

Titled, "Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammation, an Integrative Approach," the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) event drew nationally and internationally known physicians and research experts to teach practicing clinicians about the latest breakthroughs and scientific advances relevant to the treatment of cardiovascular disease.