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Complementary Medicine

Questions About Complementary Medicine

10/20/2008

Question:

What is complementary medicine? Is it same as Homepathy? Do most of the insurance plans in US cover complementary medicine/homeopathy? Are Homeopathy/complemntary medicine considered a better option than the conventional medicine? And finally, can you tell me how I can find a good and reputable Doctor working under complementary medicine. Thanks!

Answer:

What is complementary medicine? It is medicine that fits with traditional medicine or complements it.

Is it same as Homepathy? No.

Do most of the insurance plans in US cover complementary medicine/homeopathy? No.

Are Homeopathy/complemntary medicine considered a better option than the conventional medicine? Not necessarily.

How I can find a good and reputable doctor working under complementary medicine? Look up the members of the American Board of Holistic Medicine on the web.

For more information:

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University