Is Alternative Medicine for You?
Alternative medicines, also known as complementary and alternative therapies, or CAM, include natural and herbal remedies, mind-body therapies (such as tai chi, meditation, yoga, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and progressive relaxation), massage therapy, and other types of bodywork.How It Can Help
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What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is based on a rule of nature called the law of similars. This law states that a medicine can cure a sick person if it can cause a similar sickness in a healthy person (like cures like). For instance . . .
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Use alternative therapies to ease a range of health conditions, including pain, stress, and sleep problems.
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