Complementary Medicine

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Complementary Medicine is a group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of western medicine. Complementary therapies can often help improve quality of life for individuals living with long-term disease and improve health outcomes.

If you decide to use a combination of complementary and western therapies, you must discuss all of your treatment approaches with all of your healthcare practitioners.

The Caring Ambassadors Program encourages you to explore the different healthcare systems from around the world. When searching for a qualified practitioner, do your homework (just as you should with any healthcare provider). Ask questions about their experiences treating people with the same disease as you . Ask for their results and what you should expect as an outcome of the intervention.

Complementary medicine may help improve quality of life for individuals living with long-term disease and improve health outcomes.

 

Learn more about complementary medicine systems and the practices used in them: