Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) refers to a group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products not currently considered as conventional medicine.

CAM therapies may include: (sample list only)

  • Bioelectromagnetic Applications
  • Diet/Nutrition/Lifestyle Changes
  • Mind/Body Control
  • Pharmacological and Biological Treatments
  • Structural and Energetic Therapies
  • Traditional and Ethnomedicine

While scientific evidence exists regarding some CAM therapies, for most there are unanswered questions, including whether these therapies are safe and/or effective.

Physicians who wish to provide complementary and alternative medicine to a patient must:

  • Apply to the College for approval
  • Provide evidence they have met the College’s requirements for training and standards of practice and are aware of any safety issues related to complementary and alternative medicine.

Current Approved Therapies

  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Bio-Energy Healing
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Customized Nutritional Therapy
  • Functional Medicine
  • Herbal Therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Longevity Medicine
  • Low Intensity Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Oral Chelation Therapy for Autism
  • Primordial Sound Meditation
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Thermography to Assess Chronic Pain
  • Transcendental Meditation

Please refer to Approvals under Physician Search to locate physicians with these approvals

Note: Approval from the College does not mean the College endorses the complementary and alternative medicine. It simply means a physician has met the conditions outlined above.

Contact

Allison Porter
780-969-4928 or 1-800-320-8624 ext. 4928 (in Canada)
Fax: 780-420-0651
allison.porter@cpsa.ab.ca