Many therapies have been perfected over thousands of years and have been proven to be effective.  Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is increasingly being accepted and the National Institutes of Medicine even has an institute devoted to guiding its entry into main-stream medicine.  This presentation will focus on the differences between CAM and traditional medicine; Alternative Medicine Systems including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy; Manipulative and Body Based Practices such as Chiropractic Medicine and Message Therapy; and Herbal Medicine.  Additionally some of the common myths about alternative medicine are dispelled.