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Combining Therapies Intelligently

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Although medical consumers enthusiastically embrace a wide array of therapies, from natural medicine to psychotherapy, they often feel that they are on their own when it’s time to add to conventional care. Most medical doctors seem ill at ease with alternatives or frankly admit to knowing little about them. Patients may be reluctant to turn to their primary care providers for advice. On the other hand, consumers know that they need to exercise good judgment when they choose practitioners and remedies from complementary sources. They understand that drugs and herbs can work at cross purposes and they are willing to research the various ways to combine kinds of care that are easily available, regulated, or well-known with those that are not. Here are a few tips for adding complementary therapies to your medical care in an intelligent way:

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