New book by Mayo Clinic and TIME looks at risks and benefits of alternative therapies
Non-profit health organisation Mayo Clinic and news site TIME have collaborated to publish a book about alternative health.
‘Alternative Medicine: Your Guide to Stress Relief, Healing, Nutrition and More’ looks impartially at the risks and benefits of using alternative therapies and medicines including yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage among others.
The book explores in detail the truth behind claims for the effectiveness of alternative medicines and concludes that most are beneficial as supplements to traditional healthcare.
Brent Bauer, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Completmentary and Integrative Medicine Program [sic], said: “Mayo Clinic’s evidence-based approach to complementary medicine helps the consumer sort through the risks and benefits of alternative therapies.”
The book is also said to include a list of therapies most accepted by health professionals as beneficial.
It is hoped the new book will dispel unfounded suspicion and scepticism surrounding the practice of complementary and alternative therapies in the Western world.
In the UK more funding is being put into the research and practice of certain therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy – both of which are now available to patients on the NHS.
‘Alternative Medicine: Your Guide to Stress Relief, Healing, Nutrition and More’ is now available to purchase on Amazon.
To find out more about the different alternative therapies available in the UK, please visit our Therapy Topics page and browse subjects.
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