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 two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.


Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Mind-body Modalities

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Herbs and Dietary Supplements

04/01/2020 Probiotics to Augment Antifungal Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
05/01/2018 Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
03/15/2018 Probiotics for Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
08/01/2017 Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Conditions: A Summary of the Evidence
08/01/2017 Which Probiotics Should I Take? A Practical Guide for Family Physicians [Editorials]
07/15/2017 Common Herbal Dietary Supplement—Drug Interactions
02/15/2010 Health Effects of Hawthorn Patient Education
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]

Mind-body Modalities

08/01/2020 Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
03/01/2020 Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
03/01/2020 Music Therapy for Depression [Cochrane for Clinicians]
07/15/2019 Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice [Editorials]
07/15/2019 Acupuncture for Pain
05/15/2019 Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Benefits of Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation
08/01/2017 Effects of Yoga in Patients with Asthma [Cochrane for Clinicians]
07/01/2017 Acupuncture for Migraine Prevention [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/01/2016 Complementary/Integrative Therapies That Work: A Review of the Evidence
08/01/2016 Acupuncture for Frequent Tension-Type Headaches [Medicine by the Numbers]
04/15/2010 Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
01/01/2010 Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
10/15/2010 Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain: What Level of Evidence? [Letters to the Editor]

Improving Practice

From FPM

AAFP's Peer-Reviewed Practice Improvement Journal

07/01/2007 Are You Ready to Discuss Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Patient Education, Self-Care

07/15/2019 Acupuncture for Pain Relief Patient Education
08/01/2017 What are Probiotics? Patient Education


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