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What do complementary health practices include?

Complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine is the use of treatments, such as homeopathic medicine, ayurveda, acupuncture, botanical dietary supplements, and massage, that are not necessarily considered part of "conventional" medicine. Such treatments may be used in conjunction with more accepted medicine (complementary and integrative medicine) or instead of established medical practices (alternative medicine).

In North America, holistic health care practices are usually referred to as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Complementary health practices include both practitioner-administered therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage, and self-care practices, such as meditation and visualization.

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