Complementary medicine generally refers to using a non-mainstream approach together with medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. (medical doctor) or D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) degrees and by their allied health professionals such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses, which are health care professionals collectively known as "conventional" medicine.
“Alternative” medicine refers to using a non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine.
AUTHOR: Darin Ingels, ND
Pregnant women in early labor who use ice massage at specific acupuncture points on the hand may experience less pain, according to a new study in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health (2003;48:317’21). This study suggests ice massage is a safe, non-invasive method of decreasing a woman’s labor pain.
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