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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 treatment.
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 life.
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 decision.
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Current as of: June 28, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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