In some cases, physicians will recommend, or patients may request, treatment alternatives that are not considered conventional medicine.
Complementary medicine is any form of therapy used in combination with other alternative treatments or standard/conventional medicine. Complementary therapy usually serves to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
Alternative medicine is used alone, without recommended standard treatment.
Here're the essential facts, and information about the different therapies on offer and how they play an active part in your own health.