Complementary and Alternative Medicine Dialogue Lacking Between Patients, Providers – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Complementary and alternative medicine or CAM includes natural products such as herbal supplements
Briggs: We are concerned that sometimes there may be interactions between dietary supplements and the prescription drugs.
Narrator: Dr. Josephine Briggs at NIH says research shows that natural does not always mean safe.
Briggs: So that's one important reason to talk to health care providers. Another is that the use of manipulative therapies — massage, mind/body approaches to health — give the healthcare provider a full picture of what a person is doing to promote their health.
Narrator: For more information on CAM use, visit www.nccam.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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