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Alternative Therapies--Overview

for Veterans and the Public

Overview

Many people use alternative (also known as complementary) health treatments to go along with the medical care they get from their doctor.

These therapies are called "complementary" because usually they are used alongside the more standard medical care you receive (such as your VA doctor visits and the hepatitis C direct-acting antiviral medications). Complementary therapies cannot cure hepatitis C.

Some common complementary therapies include:

  • Physical (body) therapies, such as yoga and massage
  • Relaxation techniques, such as meditation and visualization
  • Herbal medicine (from plants)