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Complementary and Alternative Healthcare (CAHC) - Ethnoscience Glossary Terms and Abbreviations
Most complementary and alternative health practices are intended to help maintain health and prevent illness, rather than to treat disease. Since the word medicine generally means the treatment of illness or disease, the term "Complementary and alternative healthcare" has been proposed as a better way of describing these practices. As with the term CAM, Complimentary and Alternative Healthcare refers to healthcare practices and therapies that are not part of conventional medicine.