Alternative medicine is often seen
as remedies that don't fall in the category of "conventional
medicine." When alternatives are used, such as
acupuncture, in addition to traditional-type therapy, then this
kind of medicine has been labeled "complementary
The fact that
"alternatives" are now being "included" in
conventional practice may help boost some respect for this
"not-always-scientific-approach" to health.
However, watch out for scams.
Because it is imperative that we
must all research the various options we have in treating our
health, this national site has helpful questions to ask to be more
informed and knowledgeable before choosing any medical treatment.
National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/decisions/
This site works on giving you the
news on alternative medicine. This warning page should be
read before looking at their directory. They say, "Also
take note that alternative medicine should be considered a
supplement to - not a replacement for - traditional
medicine." Other sites may say the opposite. With
an open mind, click to: http://www.altmedicine.com/
If you are interested in
subscribing to a magazine that focuses on this type of medicine,
go to: http://www.alternativemedicine.com/
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