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AirTalk asks: Your success and failure in using alternative medicine and treatments

Some people, especially here in Southern California, try to avoid prescription medication when possible.

They could be skeptical of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the pharmaceutical industry; they could be trying to live a more natural lifestyle. To this group, a treatment like IV hydrogen peroxide may seem more appealing than a pill.

Others turn to alternative medicine after getting frustrated with Western medicine. It's frustrating when your doctor doesn't have enough time to take care of you; it's frustrating when it feels like the doctor is writing you a prescription rather than addressing your underlying health problem.

Read KPCC health reporter Rebecca Plevin’s full story here.

AirTalk wants to hear from you. Have you used alternative medicine to treat a health issue? What was your experience like? Call 866-893-5722.

To check the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health site on information about unconventional medicine, click here

Guest:

Rebecca Plevin, health reporter at KPCC; she tweets @rebeccaplevin