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Complementary and alternative medicines

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Complementary and alternative treatments

We describe common complementary and alternative medicines and explain how they might help.

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Complementary and alternative medicines report

Complementary medicines for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.

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Complementary and alternative therapies report

Complementary therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and low back pain.

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Give today to help fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis so that people like Christine can live a pain-free, active life.

Complementary treatments hints and tips

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Read helpful hints on alternative and complementary therapies from other people who have arthritis.

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