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What is an effective herbal remedy for depression? National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, search Health Topics A-Z

I am looking for scientific evidence for the efficacy of a herb I am taking. Search Mayo Clinic Patient Care and Health Info, for current medical research.

Will a recommended supplement interact with the prescription I am currently on? Speak to a pharmacist - they have training in interactions between herbal and prescription drugs. Also consult Drugs Interaction Checker

What is the best vitamin to take for my ailment? National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, A-Z Index

What is acupuncture good for and is there scientific evidence it works? Reference Shelf - Complimentary & Alternative Medicine.

I'd like to learn more about aromatherapy and its relationship to health. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. Ed. Laurie J. Fundukian. Vol. 1. 4th ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014. p154-160. Access through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

*Please remember: HealthLink BC is an invaluable resources. They have dieticians with extensive education and training in nutrition supplements and allergies. Call 811 to speak to a dietician directly.*

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