Complementary therapies (‘alternative’, ‘traditional’ or ‘holistic’ therapies) often claim to treat the whole person, rather than the symptom of the disease.
These include homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga and acupuncture, and are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine in a belief they can ‘complement’ treatments.
Follow the links below to find trusted information about complementary therapies.
Mental and physical wellbeing
Many Australians are trying complementary therapies to improve their physical and mental health. Wellbeing is not necessarily about happiness or absence of disease, but is linked to your overall feelings of satisfaction and contentment.
Want to know more? Read these 8 tips for good mental health.
Last reviewed: July 2015