Choosing a Provider

Doctor and patient

Complementary medicine includes a variety of treatment options that are not considered conventional medicine. Most healthcare providers who use complementary medicine in their practice have specific education requirements. 

It is important to be thorough and thoughtful in choosing a provider to work with.

When looking for a complementary medicine practitioner: 

  • Research the requirements of the specific types of complementary medicines, including what education and accreditation is needed to practice a particular type of therapy 
  • Look up and verify the provider’s license and check with your state’s regulatory board or agency
  • Get recommendations from your healthcare providers and look up reviews online