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Alternative and Complementary Medicine Quiz

Many people use alternative and complementary treatments. How much do you know about them? Find out more by taking this quiz.

1. Alternative medicine and complementary medicine mean the same thing.
2. One of the main ideas of both complementary and alternative medicine is that the body heals itself.
3. Homeopathy is a form of both complementary and alternative medicine. It uses very tiny amounts of some substances to help healing.
4. Herbal medicine and acupuncture are both used in naturopathic medicine.
5. Ayurveda is a type of medicine started in India. It uses controlled breathing as one part of treatment.
6. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on the idea of balancing yin and yang.
7. The herb Artemisia annua from TCM has been used successfully to treat malaria.
8. St. John's wort is an herb that is touted as a treatment for diabetes.
9. You need to tell your healthcare provider about any supplements you take. This is because they may cause problems with your prescription medicines.
10. You can't take too much of a water-soluble vitamin.