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What are examples of alternative medicine?

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Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Family Medicine
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In brief: Alternative medicine

Many examples of alternative medicine.
Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy are all types of alternative therapies. Others include Aromatherapy, Energy medicine, an massage therapy.

In brief: Alternative medicine

Many examples of alternative medicine.
Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy are all types of alternative therapies. Others include Aromatherapy, Energy medicine, an massage therapy.
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: Proven vs unproven

By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. still, some could help. great info at : http://nccam.Nih.Gov/.

In brief: Proven vs unproven

By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. still, some could help. great info at : http://nccam.Nih.Gov/.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Phony stuff

Evidence-based medicine is tested as stringently as anything in science.
Complementary medicine offers comfort and help, is labor-intensive and does not pretend to cure but often helps. "Alternative" as my friends use it today encompasses the cruellest scams perpetrated against the sick -- from laetrile to the gallstone flush. Be discerning and ignore conspiracy and "love" talk.

In brief: Phony stuff

Evidence-based medicine is tested as stringently as anything in science.
Complementary medicine offers comfort and help, is labor-intensive and does not pretend to cure but often helps. "Alternative" as my friends use it today encompasses the cruellest scams perpetrated against the sick -- from laetrile to the gallstone flush. Be discerning and ignore conspiracy and "love" talk.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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