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Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2015) Complementary and alternative medicines. Herbal remedies and supplements.

External website: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments...


They are ways of treating illness that have developed outside the mainstream of modern medicine. Many are traditional remedies that have developed in different cultures over the centuries. They include:

  • herbal medicines
  • foods
  • nutritional supplements, such as vitamins and minerals

All these treatments can be used on their own, or with conventional medicine.

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