Perhaps you recently heard from friends or read a magazine article about a new diet or a relaxation technique that can help reduce asthma symptoms. Could it help your child? After all, many people with chronic conditions have turned to complementary and alternative types of treatments for years. But before taking this route, ask questions. Even today, many research findings behind these treatments have been mixed or poorly documented. That doesn't mean you have to rule them out. But, keep in mind: Is this something that can safely supplement — but not replace — your child's current medical treatment?