Complementary therapy, sometimes called alternative therapy or integrative medicine, is often used alongside conventional medicine.
Complementary therapies — an overview
Complementary therapies such as homeopathy, naturopathy and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine. Here's an overview.
This article briefly describes homeopathy, including the lack of current evidence for its effectiveness and safety.
Radiotherapy and other cancer treatments
Radiotherapy uses radiation to damage cancer cells and stop them from reproducing. It can be used by itself or combined with other cancer treatments. Find out more by reading our partner pages.
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St John's wort
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Acupuncture, which originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, uses needles to stimulate points in the body. It appears to help in the treatment of some conditions.
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Chinese traditional medicine
Based on ancient practices, traditional Chinese medicine uses techniques such as acupuncture, tai chi, herbal medicines and various other mind body practices.