"Complementary medicine" is a collective term for a number of diagnostic processes, healing methods and medicines. These are applied by doctors, naturopaths and complementary therapists. Most methods have a long tradition, some of which span thousands of years.
Conventional medicine and complementary medicine differ. Traditional doctors search for symptoms and organic changes. Doctors of complementary medicine search for the cause while looking at the patient's biography, environment, strengths and weaknesses.
The emphasis of complementary medicine is to support you as you focus on self-regulation. You learn how to promote your own sense of self and personal responsibility when dealing with your complaints and illnesses.