Alternative Medicine Warning

Alternative medicine is becoming more widely accepted by patients each yar, according to a report published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study showed that visits to practitioners for relaxation techniques, herbal medicine, massage, spiritual healing, megavitamins and other forms of alternative medicine, exceed total visits to all primary care doctors in the U.S.

If you are using these therapies be sure your doctor knows about it. Otherwise you might have some unhealthy ineractions with your standard medicines.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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