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Live Chat: Can Alternative and Conventional Medicine Get Along?
4 February 2014 2:30 pm
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Alternative medicine is a broad label that includes everything from herbal remedies and acupuncture to massage and meditation. Although very popular, many of these potential therapies are still poorly understood. There is much interest in combining alternative therapies with conventional medicine, but the best ways to do this are not clear. Researchers and physicians are making progress in studying which alternative therapies can be combined with conventional treatments and ways to combine them to more effectively treat a range of different diseases. What are the current plans for integrating alternative and conventional medicine? What are the most promising alternative therapies being studied today? And are there any alternative practices that are specifically known to be unsafe in combination with conventional therapies?
Join us on Thursday, 6 February, at 3 p.m. EST on this page for a live video chat with experts as we discuss recent advances at the intersection of alternative and conventional medicine.