Complementary medicines are additional forms of treatment that may be given along with conventional or traditional medicine. The use of conventional and complementary medicine however, is of increasing interest. This approach is being adopted at various treatment centres as well as self-help groups.
Examples of complementary medicine include but are not limited to massage, meditation, biofeedback, tai chi, reiki, music therapy, guided imagery, and dietary supplements.
Types of complementary medicine therapies
Health benefits of complementary medicine
Each type may target a specific aspect of your health. In general, complementary approaches may provide one or more of these health benefits: