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This forum is a safe, judgement-free place to discuss Alternative medicine. Alternative medicine refers to treatments that are used INSTEAD of standard, evidence-based treatment. does NOT recommend or endorse alternative medicine.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2011 01:35PM - edited Sep 3, 2014 01:44PM by Moderators

Moderators wrote:

    This forum is a safe, judgement-free place for Alternative Therapy users and for those wishing to learn about alternative therapy only. Alternative medicine is not the same as complementary medicine. Complementary medicine is USED WITH conventional medicine. Alternative medicine is USED INSTEAD OF conventional medicine. It might help you to add yoga, tai chi, or massage to your regular treatment plan. But you should NEVER replace any part of your regular treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal treatment) with something else.

    Therefore, does not recommend alternative medicine. However, recognizes that alternative medicine is a source of interest and a choice for many members, and is therefore offered as a forum on the discussion boards. 

    Please refrain from providing individual medical advice, and from using this forum to voice opposition to this alternative treatment. We appreciate your openness and respectful discourse. If comments instigate controversy, are disrespectful or degrading, they will be removed and may result in a member ban.

    *NOTE: These views, opinions and recommendations expressed by posters are NOT a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the assistance of a medical or other healthcare professional for medical and other health matters, and discuss any method with them that you are considering using.
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