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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.

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Tell Your Doctor What You’re Doing to Manage Pain 

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

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What Is Naturopathy? 

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

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The Benefits of Honey 

Medicine rediscovers an age-old therapy, especially for wound care.

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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.
2. One of the central principles of complementary and alternative medicine is that the body heals itself.
3. Homeopathy is a form of complementary/alternative medicine that uses extremely small amounts of certain substances to promote healing.
4. Herbal medicine and acupuncture are treatments used in naturopathy.
5. Ayurvedic medicine, which originated in India, promotes controlled breathing as one element of treatment.
6. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the idea of balancing yin and yang.
7. The herb Artemisia Annua, from Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been used successfully to treat malaria.
8. St. John's wort is an herb touted as a natural treatment for diabetes.
9. It's important to tell your health care provider about any dietary supplements you take because they may interact with prescription medications.
10. You can't take too much of a water-soluble vitamin.
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Homeopathic and Herbal Remedies Are Still Controversial 

Questions abound, but there are big differences between the two.

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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.

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Massage Is Good for Your Health 

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

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What Is Acupuncture? 

This treatment may be recommended for many conditions.

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What Is Biofeedback? 

Electrical sensors will monitor your physiological response to stress.

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What Is Homeopathy? 

Detailed information on homeopathy as a form of alternative therapy.