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Complementary Health Approaches for People With Parkinson Disease

      Complementary and integrative medicine refers to health care approaches developed separately from conventional Western medicine. Complementary means that it is used together with conventional medicine. Integrative means that it centers a full range of physical, emotional, and environmental aspects in a person’s health. Approximately one-third of adults in the United States have reported the use of complementary and integrative medicine to improve health and wellness and relieve symptoms related to chronic disease.
      • Clarke T.C.
      • Black L.I.
      • Stussman B.J.
      • Barnes P.M.
      • Nahin R.L.
      Trends in the use of complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2002–2012.
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