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What is complimentary
Nov 25 2010 10:28AM
The common principle behind most complementary therapies is one of treating the whole person and not just the symptoms, many attempts to strengthen the individual’s life force and their harmony with the environment. For this reason they are increasing used in conjunction with conventional medicine, or when traditional treatments have been unsuccessful.
Complementary therapies encompass a wide range of techniques and treatments that, for cultural or historical reasons, do not fall within the realms of conventional western medicine. However, interest in and acceptance of these therapies, from aromatherapy to yoga, is growing rapidly. Over a third of the people in the UK have tried at least one form of complementary therapy, typically for persistent and chronic problems such as backache, asthma or arthritis, which have resisted conventional medicine