Chinese traditional medicine
Trusted information about Chinese traditional medicine from leading Australian health organisations, including links to complementary medicines.
Practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine in a belief they can complement treatments.
Homeopathy is used as an alternative to, or as an addition to, conventional mainstream medicine. This article briefly describes this treatment option, 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.
Trusted information about depression treatment from leading Australian health organisations.
Links to trusted information about herbal medicine.
Trusted information about ayurvedic medicine from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on alternative therapies and herbal medicine.
Garcinia cambogia is a tropical plant used as a medicine to attempt weight loss, even though there is no evidence that it is useful for this purpose. Be careful when buying medicine online.
Medicines and alcohol
Alcohol can interact with some medicines, including those you can buy over the counter. Learn more about possible complications of medicines and alcohol.
Take medicines seriously
Around 9 million Australians take prescription medicine daily; millions more take over-the-counter meds. It's crucial they're taken properly and stored safely.