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Complementary and alternative medicines report

Aloe veraComplementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to a wide range of therapies and practices that aren't considered to be part of mainstream medicine. Complementary medicine includes compounds that are taken by mouth (orally) or applied to the skin, for example glucosamine, fish oil and homeopathy.

We've produced a report on different types of complementary therapies that are specifically used for the following conditions:

This report will help you decide whether to use complementary therapies and which might be best for you.

Download the authoritative, evidence-based report, Complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia (1.41 MB).

For more general information about complementary medicine, read complementary and alternative treatments.

For more information, go to or call 0300 790 0400 to order the complete printed booklet.
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