Complementary medicine is any treatment that you use along with your
doctor's standard care. This may include treatments such as diet supplements,
massage, or yoga.
You may choose to add complementary medicine to your
treatment or wellness plan. Or you may choose to use only standard
If you choose to use
complementary medicine, it should be in addition to treatment from
your doctor. Otherwise you may miss vital treatment that could save your
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 make the
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Current as of:
May 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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