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Alternative therapies 

Alternative therapies
Alternative therapies
Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (4 ed.)

Edzard Ernst

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Alternative therapies are used by many patients suffering from rheumatic conditions. In this chapter, the efficacy and safety of various forms of alternative medicine will be discussed based on the evidence from clinical trials and systematic reviews. The following treatments will be considered: acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, chiropractic, dietary supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathy, massage, osteopathy, t’ai chi, and yoga.

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