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Many people around the world are now looking to alternative medicine to address health concerns. With the growing popularity of alternative medicine, studies are currently underway to determine the safety and usefulness of many of these treatments. But alternative health advocates claim that the benefits of these practices aren’t just limited to correcting your health problems. Instead, many alternative and complementary practices focus on improving your quality of life and preventing illness and disease before it can surface. Research shows that how we live, what we think and how we feel affect our health. Alternative and complementary medicine addresses these important aspects of health, and focuses on supporting the body’s natural ability to heal, reduce stress and promote a state of relaxation that leads to better health. Before you try complementary and alternative medicine, read this section. It contains information about the difference between alternative and complementary treatments, and the risks and benefits of these practices. There is also an overview of the most popular types of alternative and complementary treatments, ranging from herbs and supplements to mind-body healing practices. For those suffering with chronic pain, there is also a section with some tips on natural ways to manage and reduce pain without drugs or surgery.

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Alternative and complementary medicine are terms used to describe medical products and practices that are not currently recognised as part of conventional western medicine practiced by medical doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Alternative and complementary medicine includes natural products such as dietary supplements, herbs and probiotics, as well as mind and bo

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While there is a growing intersection between conventional and complementary practices, scientific research on many alternative and complementary therapies are relatively new. Studies are currently underway to determine the safety and usefulness of many of these treatments. To minimise health risks: Speak to your doctor about the treatments you are considering. There may

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The following is a guide to some of the most popular types of alternative and complementary medicine: Acupuncture: Trained practitioners insert small, thin needles into specific points in the body to manipulate the body’s natural energy flow and restore a healthy balance. In addition to pain relief, acupuncture is also used to improve wellbeing and treat acute, chronic and d

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Are you experiencing pain but looking for natural ways to feel happier, healthier and pain-free? From herbs that ease inflammation to mind-body techniques that leverage your body’s natural healing powers, there is no shortage of alternative treatments you can try. Herbal remedies and supplements: Herbal remedies and supplements are used often in pain relief, particularly to

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