Kidney School™—a program of Medical Education Institute, Inc.

Module 15—Alternative Treatments

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We live in changing times, and health care is bursting with new drugs, new treatments, and new ideas for our future health. This time of new ideas brings hope for more balance in our bodies and comfort in our lives. It also brings change and a chance for more health options.

In this module, we'll tell you about some alternative treatments that are not part of regular medicine in the U.S. First, we'll talk about what alternative treatments do, what they have in common, and how you can decide if you want to think about one or more of them.

Then, we'll give you a quick introduction to 21 alternative treatments so you can learn:

  • What they do
  • How they got started
  • Whether they are safe for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • How to find out more about them

At the end of this module, we'll give you a Personal Plan to remind you of what you've learned. So, let's get started!

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You'll have a better sense of how much you're learning if you take our quick kidney quiz before you start. It's just 9 questions. How about it?

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CAUTION! Please check with your doctor before trying any alternative therapies; not all therapies are safe and/or recommended for people with kidney disease. The information presented here is for informational purposes only.
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