What are complementary therapies?

Complementary therapies’ are any treatments or therapies that are not part of the conventional treatment (such as medicines or surgery) of a disease. Examples of complementary therapies include acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, vitamin and mineral supplements and herbal medicines. For more information about complementary therapies including:-

  • Do complementary therapies work?
  • Are complementary therapies safe?
  • Before you start using a complementary therapy?
  • Warning signs?
  • Working with your healthcare team?

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