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Alternative therapies

Alternative therapies are an alternative to western medicine. Some practitioners of alternative therapies will recommend against using western evidence-based medicine. You should always discuss alternative therapies with your health care professional to ensure you understand the potential risks involved in stopping current treatment.
Many alternative therapies are only marginally regulated, if at all, by federal drug and medical regulation agencies and so the buyer should beware of the possible risks of these therapies. Even if there are scientific studies showing pain relief from alternative or complementary therapies, few use children as study participants. Often, there is no knowledge of whether an alternate therapy is safe for children, even if it has been shown to be safe or effective for adults.