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Complementary therapies

Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years and our ancestors would have taken them to ease aches, pains and other common ailments. Browse out tips and articles on acupuncture, homeopathy and complementary medicines.

A guide to herbal remedies

Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years and our ancestors would have taken them to ease aches and pains. 

Your guide

Back pain

“I envisaged it being a life-long problem” Chantal Cooke, from Surrey, explains.

Acupuncture advocate

Stress: what's the alternative?

Ongoing stress can lead to emotional and even physical problems, and there are many ways of dealing with its underlying causes.

Relieve symptoms of stress

Chronic pain - what's the alternative

From headaches and migraines, to muscular aches and pains, lower back pain and period pain, we all have different ways of coping.

Pain relief

Complementary medicine

Ever wondered how alternative therapies may help? Browse our Q&A's to find out if they could help you. 

Q&A's

Homeopathy - fact or fiction

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine which is used by more than 200 million people worldwide. 


Fact or fiction?

Bring back that loving healing

Complementary therapies, Rosalind Ryan takes a look at the ancient Indian art of ayurveda. 

How it works

Homeopathy

Homeopathy has been practised in the UK by doctors for over a hundred years and has been available on the NHS since 1948. 

The benefits

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