What is a Complementary Practice?
If a non-Western practice is used together with a Western or conventional practice, it’s considered “Complementary.”
What is an Alternative Practice?
If a non-Western practice is used in place of Western or conventional medicine, it’s considered “Alternative.”
Do many Americans use Alternative practices?
Many Americans—more than 30 percent of adults and about 12 percent of children—use health care approaches developed outside of mainstream Western, or conventional, medicine.