PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are alternative therapies?

ANSWER

Also called complementary therapies, they're treatments that are considered nontraditional. They include dietary and herbal supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy, biofeedback, homeopathy, and eating certain foods that are thought to prevent disease or heal.

From: Menopause and Alternative Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Nutrition Therapy. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. North American Menopause Society. National Institutes of Health. American Academy of Family Physicians. USDA -- Iowa State University Database on the Isoflavone Content of Foods, 1999.





American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Nutrition Therapy. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. North American Menopause Society. National Institutes of Health. American Academy of Family Physicians. USDA -- Iowa State University Database on the Isoflavone Content of Foods, 1999.





American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What's the difference between alternative therapies and complementary therapies?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: