Alternative Medicine Information
Things tend to come a full circle. Is it any wonder then, that after exploring the fascinating but dangerous world of chemicals and artificial medicine, people are now returning 'back to nature'? True, the medical field has been expanded beyond imagination in the past few decades, but after discovering and inventing almost all that there was to discover and explore, the scientists and doctors alike seem to have come to the most logical conclusion: when mother nature gave us problems in the form of disease, she also gave us the right tools to solve these problems. The only work to be done is to rediscover this tool…which is something that alternative medicine strives to do.
It is, therefore, time to say goodbye to the many expenses, side effects and pain associated with artificial, chemical based medicines. Most of the allopathic medicines being tend to mask the symptoms rather than correct the root cause of the problem or disease. This means that they can, at most, afford palliative care while masking the very signals through which our bodies are trying to communicate to us that all is not well. Moreover, while these symptoms are masked, the body carries on the healing process itself.
Alternative medicine refers to all branches of medicine not involving allopathic medicine. Alternative means of therapy explore everything from healing with the help of gemstones, homeopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, herbal cures, psychosomatic health practice as well as some traditional, regional and ancient healing techniques which may or may not be very well known, but have been passed down from generation to generation, and are still based on sound scientific principles and good old common sense. Some insurance companies even see it this way, but when getting health insurance quotes, I suggest asking their policies on alternative medication specifically.
Some examples of alternative medicine are:
- Chinese acupuncture
- Music therapy
- Water Therapy
- Alexander Technique therapy
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic care therapy
- Aroma therapy and healing sciences
- Colour therapy
- Herbal medicine
- Hypnosis and behavior suggestion
This list is not exhaustive at all. There are many more alternative healing techniques that can be added, but the ones given above are the most well known and readily available.
According to The Alternative Medicine Site, out of these forms of therapy, a few are now being recognized as viable and reliable forms of therapy. Chiropractic healing can only be performed by professionals with degrees in Chiropractics which allows the professional to practice this therapy. The same is applicable to homeopathy, herbal medicine and, in some countries, to Chinese acupuncture.
While an orthodox way of thinking has prevented many people in the past from using these forms of therapy, one should realize that these are becoming not only more and more acceptable, but also very trendy. What with the essential required qualification, there is less fear of quacks practicing these forms of therapy. Those who have experienced the benefits of these alternative forms of therapy swear by the same and even refuse to be bound by the conventional forms of therapy.
Alternative forms of therapy are also used as an adjunct to allopathic therapy.