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Complementary Medicine

Complementary medicine is treatment and medicine that you use in addition to your doctor's standard care. (The word "complementary" means "in addition to.") It includes mind and body practices like acupuncture, natural health products like dietary supplements, and alternative health approaches like traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathy.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofJuly 2, 2015

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Last Updated: July 02, 2015
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