Complementary 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 conditions below. You can download the full Complementary and alternative medicines report (PDF 1.41 MB).
Complementary medicines for rheumatoid arthritis
Compounds that have been tested for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Read more
Complementary medicines for osteoarthritis
Compounds that have been tested for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Read more
Complementary medicines for fibromyalgia
Compounds that have been tested for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Read more
How was the information gathered?
We explain how the information for our report into complementary and alternative medicines was gathered and what randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are. Read more
How were the complementary medicines classified?
Information on how our report classified the effectiveness and safety of complementary medicines. Read more