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Complementary medicine is any non-standard therapy that you use along with your doctor's standard care. For instance, you might get acupuncture. You may take natural health products. Or you may do yoga.
You may choose to add complementary medicine to your treatment or wellness plan. Or you may choose to use only standard treatment.
If you choose to use complementary medicine, use it along with treatment from your doctor. That way, you won't miss important treatment that could improve your health.
Thinking about the facts and your feelings can help you make a decision that is right for you. Be sure you understand the benefits and risks of your options. Think about what else you need to do before you decide.
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Current as of: September 8, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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