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At Allina Hospitals & Clinics, we see such methods as ways to enhance healing. When we use alternative medicine with standard medical treatments, we call it "complementary care" or "integrative medicine."
Complementary care & integrative medicine at Allina
Integrative medicine takes a "whole person" approach to health care. We blend conventional medicine with therapies that focus on healing as much as curing.
The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Alternative medicine encyclopedia
For information on an alternative medicine topic, select from the full A-Z index.
Herbs and vitamins
Mixing herbs with other medicines
Some herbal products are safe to take with your regular medicine. But mixing herbs with some medicines can be dangerous.