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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Selecting a Practitioner

I'm sure many of you at one time or another have tried an alternative therapy for a medical problem. Since there are many fraudulent claims out there and the Internet makes it easy to spread them, it is important that you find a practitioner that is qualified and knows what they are doing. The National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has a very helpful web page on how to select a complementary and alternative medicine practitioner. Here's the link to some great things to think about: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/decisions/practitioner.htm.

If you are interested in any form of alternative medicine, you should definitely visit the main Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine web site at: http://nccam.nih.gov. They have an A-Z index with just about every topic imaginable so make sure you check out any claims before trying any therapy.

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