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Complementary Therapies

Although some research has been carried out into the benefits of the different types of Complementary Therapies available, it has been difficult to make equivalent comparisons with Conventional Medicine due to lack of funding and to research techniques that have not been so readily transferable to the Complementary Therapies.  The World Health Organisation currently only officially recognises the below techniques:

  • Acucpuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homoeopathy
  • Reflexology

However, there is an increased demand for more evidence-based research on the use of Complementary Therapies as more and more clients are accessing them alongside conventional techniques we have also listed other therapies available and that have been used in HIV complementary treatment alongside those recognised by WHO.

Warning: Complementary practices should not be considered as replacements for professional medical treatment: a physician should be consulted in all matters relating to health and especially in relation to any symptoms which may require diagnosis or medical attention. Care should be


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