Posted by SLS on October 24, 2004, at 9:54:19
In reply to 'Alternative' versus 'complimentary', posted by alexandra_k on October 7, 2004, at 17:39:24
> 'Alternative' seems to imply that one is required to choose between this kind of treatment or conventional medicine.
> 'Complimentary' seems to convey the notion that such treatments may be ised in conjunction with conventional medicine.
> Just a thought...
On a somewhat related note, I am often upset when a post is redirected from Babble to Alternative simply because one of the multiple substances being discussed is not a traditional medication, but serves to complement it in a way that is necessary for the treatment to work. For instance, a recent treatment strategy discussed included the addition of an amino acid to a stimulant or MAOI, the overall treatment being medical rather than alternative. I would like to see some of these type combinations remain on the medical board.