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Herbs & Supplements
This unbiased, interactive authority on herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other food supplements tells you what's proven to work - and what's not. Assembled by physicians and pharmacists, it contains extensive information on natural remedies.
Search here for detailed, up-to-date, unbiased information about complementary and alternative treatments for more than 100 different medical conditions.
Look up the medications and supplements you use to see if there are interactions you need to be aware of.
Considering trying acupuncture or tai chi? Or wondering if massage therapy does any more than just make you feel good? Read through our unbiased, evidence-based monographs on alternative therapies to see what science says about these methods.
Functional foods include ordinary foods that contain health-promoting substances as well as foods that have been enriched with potentially health-promoting ingredients. While these foods and ingredients are marketed as providing specific health benefits, the scientific research behind them varies greatly.
The basis of homeopathy is that a substance that causes certain symptoms in a healthy person can cure an ailing person of similar symptoms. While many anecdotal reports claim that these therapies are helpful, most medical professionals do not believe this practice has any merit. This database explains the details of homeopathy and thoroughly reviews the studies done on these remedies for a variety of health conditions.