Health Care Allopathic Conventional

Health Care Allopathic Conventional

HEALTH Care Homeopathic Complementary

Alternative (Integrative) Traditional (Ethnocultural)

Aromatherapy Ayurveda Acute care Biofeedback Curanderismo Chronic care Hypnotherapy Qi gong Community/public health Macrobiotics Reiki Psychiatric/mental health Massage therapy Santeria Rehabilitation Reflexology Voodoo

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those that are not a part of one’s ethnocultural or religious heritage, interven- tions neither taught widely in medical schools nor generally available in U.S. hospitals and other health care settings; traditional therapies are those that are part of one’s traditional ethnocultural or religious heritage. In other words, a European American electing to use acupuncture as a method of treatment is seeking alternative treatment; a Chinese American using this treatment modal- ity is using traditional medicine.

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