Alternative and complementary therapies

Alternative and complementary therapies have existed for centuries and in our day are often used in conjunction with medical therapies. Many times an individual has developed a strong affinity for this type of treatment approach and will rely on it more than medical approaches. Nurses need to understand and support the individual in their decision for health promotion.


Discuss any two alternative or complementary therapies. How can they be used in integrative care? How can this integrative care be used in health promotion? Justify your response from the readings or from journal articles from the online library.

In a minimum of 200 words, post your response to the following:

  • Discussed two alternative or complementary therapies.
  • Discussed how therapies can be used in integrative care.
  • Discussed how integrative care can be used in health promotion.
  • Response justified with scholarly references.

Consider sharing your own experiences and interpretation of the research. Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.