alternative medicine

Alternative Therapy Hazards

Some medical boards are working to protect physicians who offer alternative therapies from federal scrutiny, but risks remain.
Alternative Therapy Hazards

According to a 2002 study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than one-third of Americans have sought out some form of alternative medicine. In the medical aesthetics arena, some patients are using bioidentical hormones, human growth hormones, dietary supplements and intravenous infusions—among other nontraditional approaches—in an effort to reverse the aging process.