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    • Acupuncture

      Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases.

    • Art, Dance, and Music

      Detailed information on art therapy, dance therapy, and music therapy as a form of alternative therapy

    • Ayurveda

      Ayurveda is a system of medicine based on the idea that disease is caused by an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness.

    • Body Movement

      Tai chi and yoga are two forms of non-aerobic movement and controlled breathing that can be practiced to reduce stress and anxiety.

    • Chinese Medicine

      Detailed information on traditional Chinese medicine as a form of alternative therapy

    • Chiropractic Medicine

      Chiropractic medicine is based on the relationship between the alignment of the spine and the function of the body and the belief that the body can heal itself.

    • Dietary Supplements

      Adding anything to your regular diet to improve your health or healing is considered a dietary supplement.

    • Electromagnetic Therapy

      Detailed information on electromagnetic therapy, also called bioelectricity, magnetobiology, magnetic field therapy, and magnetic healing, as a form of alternative therapy

    • Glossary - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

      Glossary of terms relating to complementary and alternative medicine for patients and consumers

    • Herbal Medicine

      Detailed information on herbal medicine and warnings for use of herbal supplements, including Black cohosh, Echinacea, Evening primrose, Feverfew, Garlic, Gingko biloba, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Green tea, Hawthorn, Saw palmetto, and St. John's wort

    • Home Page - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

      Detailed information on different forms of complementary and alternative therapy, including information on safety and risks

    • Homeopathy

      Detailed information on homeopathy as a form of alternative therapy

    • Hypnosis

      Hypnosis is an altered, relaxed state of mind, often used to help learn to control bad habits, pain, and stress.

    • Imagery

      By creating images in the mind, a person can reduce pain and symptoms associated with his or her condition.

    • Massage

      Detailed information on massage therapy as a form of alternative therapy

    • Naturopathy

      Detailed information on naturopathy as a form of alternative therapy

    • Online Resources - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

      List of online resources to find additional information on complementary and alternative medicine

    • Safety and Risks of Alternative Therapy

      Detailed information on the safety and risk considerations with complementary and alternative medicine

    • Topic Index - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

      Detailed information on different forms of complementary and alternative therapy, including information on safety and risks

    • Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

      Detailed information on different forms of complementary and alternative therapy, including information on safety and risks

    • What Is Biofeedback?

      Detailed information on biofeedback as a form of alternative therapy