Complementary therapies are natural treatments used to complement traditional medical therapies (i.e. they are used in addition to medicines and other treatments). They include herbal remedies, touch therapies such as massage, cognitive and behavioural training and dietary modifications. Complementary therapies are common, though there is a lack of scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of many complementary therapies. It is important to always talk to your doctor before starting any complementary treatments.

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