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Alternative Treatments Going Mainstream

Some patients are being surprised by recommendations from their doctors to seek alternative treatments such as meditation, massage and yoga, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

While mainstream practitioners have balked for years at alternative medicine, the trend appears to be slowly changing as more practitioners incorporate alternatives for their patients.

Most of the medical schools and many health systems in the state have created programs on alternative and complementary medicine.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.