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Complementary Therapies

What does the term ‘Complementary Therapies’ mean?

(def.) complementary… 'that which completes'

Complementary therapies are those that can be used to supplement or replace traditional medical treatments.

Complementary therapists are specifically trained practitioners who can assist you in assessing which of a wide range of therapies can be of benefit to you.

What are the most commonly used of the wide range of complementary therapies?

National surveys in recent years have highlighted the following as the most frequently utilised:

  • Nutritional supplements, i.e. vitamins and minerals
  • Massage
  • Herbal therapies
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture.

Detailed information can be accessed via the internet.

www.sfaf.org/beta
A Bulletin of experimental treatments for AIDS

www.treataware.info

www.thebody.com

www.hivresources.com

Organisations

Check if your local state or territory AIDS council or PLWHA organisation has a designated person to help you with treatment queries.

Victoria

Positive Living Centre
Vince Boyd

Thurs, 5pm – 9pm by appointment
Tel: (03) 9863 0444

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