Dr. Oz on Complementary Medicine: 'Challenge the Status Quo'

"It's not about getting rid of all of the medications," he said, but rather about reducing them.

Meditation:

Meditating can be effective as a complementary treatment for those suffering from things like depression or hypertension.

"Medications almost always do it better if they're used in conjunction with other supports," he said.

Complementary medicine will be one of the focuses of "The Dr. Oz Show," which premieres on Sept. 14, 2009.

ABCNews.com's Katie Escherich and Kate McCarthy contributed to this report.

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