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Complementary therapy

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture, which originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, uses needles to stimulate points in the body. It may help treat some conditions.

Complementary therapies - an overview

Complementary therapies such as homeopathy, naturopathy and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine.

Moxibustion is the burning of 'moxa', dried plant materials, gently on or near the skin. It's a technique used in Chinese medicine.

Chinese traditional medicine

Based on ancient practices, traditional Chinese medicine uses techniques such as acupuncture, tai chi, herbal medicines and various other mind body pr...

Chiropractor administering treatment to a female patient.

Chiropractors

A chiropractor is a health practitioner who manipulates joints. This article explains what chiropractors do, and suggests questions you can ask.

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Homeopathy

This article briefly describes homeopathy, including the lack of current evidence for its effectiveness and safety.

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Massage therapy guide

Through manipulating the body’s soft tissues, massage therapists can help manage a range of conditions. There are many types of massage.

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Relaxation techniques for stress relief

With practice, relaxation can help you calm down and take a step back from stressful situations. Follow the tips here.

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Yoga for beginners

Considering yoga? Here are many of the answers to common yoga questions, including how it can benefit your health and how to find a class.

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