The Chicago Tribune, December 14, 2011
While doctors are schooled in traditional Western medicine, a growing number are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to stay healthy, then integrating the techniques into their medical practices. Alternative therapy also includes medical hypnosis, acupuncture, herb therapy, deep breathing, massage and yoga. Complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, combines the methods with traditional medicine. A study published in the online version of Health Services Research in August found that 76% of healthcare workers and 83% of doctors and nurses used CAM, compared with 63% of the general population.