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Complementary therapies

Introduction

Practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine in a belief they can ‘complement’ treatments. Complementary therapies (‘alternative’, ‘traditional’ or ‘holistic’ therapies) often claim to treat the whole person, rather than the symptom of the disease.  See our trusted partner content below for more information.
Last reviewed: 
February, 2014