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Complementary therapies 

Complementary therapies
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Complementary therapies
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10.1093/med/9780199547340.003.0013
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date: 15 August 2020

Introduction to complementary therapies 456

Homeopathy 457

Herbal medicine 458

Acupuncture 459

Hypnotherapy 460

Osteopathy 461

Chiropractic 462

Reflexology 463

Aromatherapy 464

Massage 465

Guided imagery 466

Complementary and alternative medicine therapies (CAM) are becoming more widely used throughout the UK and the rest of the world. There is concern that many of the therapies lack an evidence base and yet remain popular among patients and the public. It is estimated that in the UK around 2 million people are using a range of complementary therapies on a regular basis (Watkins, ...

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