Alternative Medicines


Your head is pounding from chronic headaches. You’ve tried traditional therapies and wonder if it’s time to try complimentary and alternative options, like massage, acupuncture, herbs, or anything else you think might work.

You’re not alone. In fact, you probably know someone who uses alternatives to over the counter medicines and traditional remedies, and they may swear by their effectiveness. However, as more people look into alternative therapies more questions are arising.

Many complimentary remedies lack scientific evidence that they actually work, or are missing important data on their long-term safety. The good news is there are alternative therapies that may help, but there are many that are questionable.

If you are considering alternative medicines talk to your doctor or pharmacist, and do your homework. Don’t buy into a false claim. You may end up with a headache you don’t want.

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