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July 10, 2005

A Firsthand Look At Complementary Medicine Pros and Cons

The Fairfield Daily Republic features the benefits and drawbacks of complementary medical treatments by talking to local medical practitioners who practice acupuncture, meditation, massage, and herbal supplements.

Skates first sees many patients after they try many of Western medicine's options and still suffer, she said. Patients often first come for chronic back pain or other musculoskeletal disorders, but many soon realize acupuncture, massage and herbs can treat a broad range of ailments, she said. The key, Skates said, is focusing on treatment of the whole person: Body, mind and spirit.

Posted by linda at July 10, 2005 7:50 AM

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