ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

What is Chiropractic? 

Chiropractic medicine is based on the relationship between the alignment of the spine and the function of the body and the belief that the body can heal itself.

Tell Your Doctor What You’re Doing to Manage Pain 

Many patients see chiropractors or acupuncturists without mentioning it at the doctor’s office.

What Is Naturopathy? 

A form of healthcare based on the belief that nature itself makes effective medicines.

The Many Benefits of Peppermint 

Try a tea for allergies; compounds in peppermint, including quercetin and rosmarinic acid, may have helpful properties.

Meditation at All Ages 

More evidence that meditation can help across the lifespan.

Alternative and Complementary Medicine Quiz

Many people swear by alternative and complementary therapies. Find out more about these treatments by taking this quiz.

1. "Alternative medicine" and "complementary medicine" mean the same thing.

Can Cupping Help with Muscle Pain? 

For about four hours, yes.

What Is Body Movement? 

Tai chi and yoga are two forms of non-aerobic movement and controlled breathing that can be practiced to reduce stress and anxiety.

Massage Is Good for Your Health 

Studies find that muscle stimulation triggers cellular activity that heals and relieves pain.

What Is Acupuncture? 

This treatment may be recommended for many conditions.

What Is Biofeedback? 

Electrical sensors will monitor your physiological response to stress.

What Is Homeopathy? 

Detailed information on homeopathy as a form of alternative therapy.