alternative therapy

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alternative therapy

A therapy that is not part of current standard medical practice, which is used instead of conventional treatment.
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Alternative therapy

A therapy is generally called alternative when it is used instead of conventional cancer treatments.
Mentioned in: Neuroblastoma
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Entry is free to the event, which aims to bring awareness of the alternative therapies, as well as energy healers and explaining how such therapies can help on an emotional, mental or physical level.
Art therapy and sound healing are one of the most widely used alternative therapies for mental wellness.
They performed a survey-based statistical analysis to identify specific types of commonly used CAMs, and to explore reasons patients increasingly turn to alternative therapies. The survey was distributed in the National Psoriasis Foundation's (NPF) October 2018 newsletter to its 100,927 members.
I am not a consistent proponent of alternative therapies but mostly because it is difficult for me to keep up on the evidence for these treatment options.
While it can be treated with proper medication, actress Gwyneth Paltrow overcame the issue using alternative therapies.
Alternative therapies, from vitamins and supplements to meditation and acupuncture, have become increasingly popular treatments in the United States for many medical problems in the past few decades.
For these patients, offering ginger powder may engage patients in self-help and help them appreciate you as a clinician willing to embrace alternative therapies. The hard part is recommending a brand that you know and trust, complicated by the lack of oversight and quality control for over-the-counter, nontraditional therapies.
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Lorna said: "Ria's 'People in Pain' group focuses on alternative therapies and other ways to cope with the pain and feel good about themselves.
Alternative therapies aim to treat cancer using more unconventional treatments.

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