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Alternative Medicine (also: alternative medicine) and complementary medicine are collective terms for different treatment methods and diagnostic concepts, and see themselves as an alternative or complement to scientifically based treatment methods, as taught in medicine and psychology. The difference to “normal” medicine lies mainly in the fact that complementary medicine is not exactly scientifically researched and the results or effectiveness are accordingly not exactly busy.

Among the alternative and complementary medicine treatments include naturopathy, physical therapy procedures, some relaxation techniques and treatments such as homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture Ayuverda .

As a complement of medical diagnosis and therapy can be individually reinforced the success of therapy ….