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Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Books Alternative or 'complementary' medicine is usually holistic - it takes into account the whole picture. Patients are treated as individuals, so two people with the same disease might be treated differently. It treats the cause of ill health, not just the symptoms. Alternative and complementary medicines can take longer than conventional treatments, with consultations of at least an hour when being assessed. Patients are expected to take part in their own cure, perhaps by modifying their lifestyle - especially in matters of diet, exercise and stress levels.