Friday, December 24, 2010

Is Alternative Medicine Risky for Kids?

Is Alternative Medicine Risky for Kids?: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

This headline is very misleading. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as practiced by licensed practitioners is far safer than most drug prescriptions. That being said it is imperative for the CAM practitioner and parents to work in tandem with the medical doctor if the child is on prescription medications.

It also depends on what the alternative or complementary therapies are. Therapies such as homeopathy, nutrition, chiropractic and massage, acupuncture, and craniosacral therapy are all well established as being safe and effective. There are many more questionable practices out there for sure.

Prescription drug deaths are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. No CAM therapy comes close to that.

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