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Project Healing Hive's 

Advocacy Efforts for cam

Nearly 40% of adults in the U.S. use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including dietary supplements. Although academia, and the private sector have begun to offer some support for CAM education, research, and integration with conventional medicine, the gaps and barriers in the accessibility to complementary therapies remains another problem. Our advocacy efforts are meant to create autonomy and accessibility to complementary and alternative therapies in community-based and trauma-informed settings.

About

creating

systemic change

At Project Healing Hive, our mission is to make complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) accessible to all. We believe that individuals should have access to alternative treatment options to achieve holistic health and well-being. We advocate for the inclusion of CAM therapies in the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set to ensure that all individuals have equal access to health care options.

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Accessibility Gap for CAM 

We are dedicated to providing accessible mental health and wellness care to those who need it most. We believe that everyone deserves access to resources and support that can help them improve their mental and emotional well-being. Our pay-it-forward system ensures that our mission is sustainable, allowing us to serve as many individuals as possible. Join us in our quest to make mental health care accessible to all, regardless of income or background.

Mental health and wellness shouldn't be a wealth issue!

About

what is CAM?

(complementary and alternative medicine)

Complementary medicine is used along with standard medical treatment but is not considered by itself to be standard treatment. Alternative medicine is used instead of standard medical treatment, or it can be integrated with standard treatment. 

A few examples of CAM:

  • meditation: focused breathing or repetition of words or phrases to quiet the mind and lessen stressful thoughts and feelings.

  • biofeedback: using special machines, the patient learns how to control certain body functions that are normally out of one's awareness (such as heart rate and blood pressure).

  • yoga: ancient system of practices used to balance the mind and body through stretches and poses, meditation, and controlled breathing.

  • tai chi: a form of gentle exercise and meditation that uses slow sets of body movements and controlled breathing.

  • creative outlets: art, music, or dance.

Project Healing Hive integrates CAM creating a "whole person health" approach to mental health and wellness. Whole person health or holistic refers to helping individuals, families, communities, and populations improve and restore their health in multiple interconnected domains—biological, behavioral, social, environmental—rather than just treating disease. Research on whole person health includes expanding the understanding of the connections between these various aspects of health, including connections between organs and body systems.

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