TIME’s newly released book, Alternative Medicine: Your Guide to Stress Relief, Healing, Nutrition, and More, featuring medical expertise from Mayo Clinic, encourages readers to think of alternative treatments as complementary medicine, used to help supplement more traditional medical therapies. Brent Bauer, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program and medical consultant for this book, states, “Mayo Clinic’s evidence-based approach to complementary medicine helps the consumer sort through the risks and benefits of alternative therapies.”
“Many patients find the practice of medicine is growing colder, less personal, and that has spurred them to take more control of their own care by exploring options a physician may not be mentioning during the medical visit,” Dr. Bauer adds.
@AliceParkNY, health reporter from @TIME, @TIMEHealthland, @MayoClinic and other alternative and integrative medicine experts will be participating in a Twitter chat this Friday, November 16, 2012, from 2:30-3:30 P.M. EST. All are welcome. Please join the dialogue at Twitter hashtag #AltMedChat.
In the video below, Dr. Bauer discusses the book.