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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases.

  • Art, Dance, and Music

    Detailed information on art therapy, dance therapy, and music therapy as a form of alternative therapy

  • Ayurveda

    Ayurveda is a system of medicine based on the idea that disease is caused by an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness.

  • Biofeedback

    Detailed information on biofeedback as a form of alternative therapy

  • Body Movement

    Tai chi and yoga are two forms of non-aerobic movement and controlled breathing that can be practiced to reduce stress and anxiety.

  • Chinese Medicine

    Detailed information on traditional Chinese medicine as a form of alternative therapy

  • Chiropractic Medicine

    Chiropractic medicine is based on the relationship between the alignment of the spine and the function of the body and the belief that the body can heal itself.

  • Dietary Supplements

    Adding anything to your regular diet to improve your health or healing is considered a dietary supplement.

  • Electromagnetic Therapy

    Detailed information on electromagnetic therapy, also called bioelectricity, magnetobiology, magnetic field therapy, and magnetic healing, as a form of alternative therapy

  • Glossary - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Glossary of terms relating to complementary and alternative medicine for patients and consumers

  • Herbal Medicine

    Detailed information on herbal medicine and warnings for use of herbal supplements, including Black cohosh, Echinacea, Evening primrose, Feverfew, Garlic, Gingko biloba, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Green tea, Hawthorn, Saw palmetto, and St. John's wort

  • Homeopathy

    Detailed information on homeopathy as a form of alternative therapy

  • Hypnosis

    Hypnosis is an altered, relaxed state of mind, often used to help learn to control bad habits, pain, and stress.

  • Imagery

    By creating images in the mind, a person can reduce pain and symptoms associated with his or her condition.

  • Home Page - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Detailed information on different forms of complementary and alternative therapy, including information on safety and risks

  • Massage

    Detailed information on massage therapy as a form of alternative therapy

  • Naturopathy

    Detailed information on naturopathy as a form of alternative therapy

  • Online Resources - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    List of online resources to find additional information on complementary and alternative medicine

  • Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Detailed information on different forms of complementary and alternative therapy, including information on safety and risks

  • Topic Index - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Detailed information on different forms of complementary and alternative therapy, including information on safety and risks

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