Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on complementary and alternative medicine and related issues, including herbs and dietary supplements (black cohosh, chasteberry, coenzyme Q10, cranberry, echinacea, evening primrose oil, garlic, ginger, gingko biloba, glucosamine, green tea, hawthorn, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, peppermint oil, probiotics, soy, St. John’s wort, valerian, zinc), acupuncture, meditation, and yoga. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.


Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Mind-body Modalities

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Herbs and Dietary Supplements

07/01/2003 Black Cohosh
09/01/2005 Chasteberry
09/15/2005 Coenzyme Q10
12/01/2004 Cranberry for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections
08/01/2008 Cranberry Products for Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/01/2003 Echinacea Patient Education
12/15/2009 Evening Primrose Oil
07/01/2004 Omega-3 Fatty Acids
07/01/2005 Health Effects of Garlic
06/01/2007 Ginger: An Overview
09/01/2003 Gingko Biloba
04/01/2009 Green Tea: Potential Health Benefits
02/15/2010 Health Effects of Hawthorn Patient Education
08/15/2007 Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
07/15/2009 Therapeutic Uses of Magnesium
04/01/2007 Peppermint Oil
11/01/2008 Probiotics
07/01/2011 Probiotics for Persistent Diarrhea in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
04/01/2011 AAP Reports on Use of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Children [Practice Guidelines]
01/01/2009 Soy: A Complete Source of Protein
12/01/2005 St. John's Wort
04/01/2005 St. John's Wort for Depression [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
04/15/2003 Valerian
05/01/2009 Zinc: An Essential Micronutrient

Mind-body Modalities

09/01/2009 Acupuncture for Pain Patient Education
04/15/2010 Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
01/01/2010 Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
04/15/2010 Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders Patient Education
11/15/2007 Mind-Body Therapies for Headache Patient Education
10/15/2010 Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain: What Level of Evidence? [Letters to the Editor]

Improving Practice


AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

07/01/2007 Are You Ready to Discuss Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
03/01/2001 Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer

Patient Education, Self-Care


AAFP's Patient Education Resource

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