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Complementary therapies — an overview

Complementary therapies such as homeopathy, naturopathy and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine. Here's an overview.

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Complementary therapy

Complementary therapy, sometimes called alternative therapy or integrative medicine, is often used alongside conventional medicine.

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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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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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Naturopathy

Links to our information partners' articles about naturopathy.

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St John's wort

Links to our information partners' articles about St John's wort.

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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 appears to help in the treatment of some conditions.

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Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a free app designed to help reduce stress and improve your wellbeing.

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Mind the Bump

New mindfulness meditation app designed to reduce stress and improve wellbeing during and after pregnancy.

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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.

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