I want to know if “alternative” health therapies are effective in treating medical conditions. Does the library have information that might help?

The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library’s Fifth Floor has a large collection of materials related to health and medicine, including resources on treatments widely considered to be “alternative”.  A broad range of alternative methods are represented in the collection, including sources that advocate specific alternative approaches and, in contrast, sources that challenge their effectiveness.  Representative titles include:

 The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the federal government’s lead agency for researching alternative medicine, also addresses safety and effectiveness issues on their Website.

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