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Alternative and Complementary Medicine Quiz
Many people swear by alternative and complementary therapies. Find out more about these treatments by taking this quiz.
1. "Alternative medicine" and "complementary medicine" mean the same thing.
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These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they mean different things. Alternative medicine often refers to medical therapies used in place of more conventional medicine (allopathic), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) says. Complementary medicine refers to medical therapies used in conjunction with conventional medicine.