Alternative Medicine 
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture can be defined as the insertion of dry needles into the skin at specific locations called acupuncture points. Acupuncture began in China more than 2000 years ago. It is now practiced throughout the world, particularly in China, Korea and Japan. In the United States, acupuncture started gaining popularity in the early 1970s.

  • Herbal Supplements
    People are taking over-the-counter herbs (considered a form of dietary supplement) in greater numbers than ever before. You, or someone you know, may be taking one right now. People take herbs for many reasons from general health improvement to care of chronic conditions, including back pain. According to US News and World Report, Congress’ General Accounting Office estimated consumer spending for dietary supplements and functional foods to be about $31 billion in1999.