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Alternative Practices
Puzzled by the difference between naturopathy and homeopathy? Want to know the definition of Ayurvedic medicine or Aromatherapy? This straightforward guide will provide you with essential definitions of many forms of alternative medicine. More

  Herbal Therapies
The use of herbs, along with acupuncture and acupressure, is a major component of traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM. In TCM, ailments are believed to be caused by disturbances in the flow of a type of energy called chi, or by a lack of balance in the complementary states of yin. More
 

Pediatricians Consider Alternatives
A survey, conducted by researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and the Medical University of South Carolina in South Charleston, S.C., shows 50 percent of pediatricians would consider referring patients for alternative medicine therapies. More

 

How to find an Alternative Practitioner
Finding a reliable and reputable alternative practioner can be quite a task. First, you have to establish which type of alternative practitioner suits your needs. Second, you have to know where to look. Here's a few of the most common places we've found to be helpful in locating the practitioner that's right for you. More

 

What Docs Think About Alternatives
North Americans visit alternative medicine practitioners more often than primary care physicians, suggesting widespread faith in alternative remedies. But what do doctors think about alternative medicine? More

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