Homeopathy

Homeopathy

If you don’t like the idea of going to an acupuncturist and having needles stuck in to help relieve your sinus pain, you can do another alternative treatment that focuses in on the same pressure areas of the body that acupuncture does. It’s not unusual for these “alternative” practices to be used in hospitals alongside western medicine. A recent statistics from the NIH shows that as many as 36{5a99c5ed98d719ed5eb1944c3d84cafb717b38cfdb11b307fdc76666b8a44150} of the American adult population relies on one or more forms of alternative medicine to ward off sickness or derive other health benefits.

They include massage therapy, acupuncture, new age healing, special diets, music therapy, aromatherapy, herbal medicine and much more. Practices such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and healing are kept alive by practitioners who specialise in one of more alternative form of treatment.alternative medicine

Alternative medicine on the other hand approaches medical treatment by placing its focus primarily on finding the CAUSE of a condition or symptom and treating that on the one hand and overall wellness that PREVENTS disease on the other. Into believing that the treatments are worthless; yet, many diseases that have been deemed ‘incurable’ are being healed by alternative means but, unfortunately, these cures have never been heard of by countless sufferers.

The accepted term for alternative medicine, per the National Institute of Health is actually Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and this is the term we will use throughout. A survey in USA in 2002 found that 36{5a99c5ed98d719ed5eb1944c3d84cafb717b38cfdb11b307fdc76666b8a44150} of Americans used alternative therapy such as yoga, meditation, herbal treatments in the past 12 months.alternative medicine

It is unfortunate that instead of healing the sick, very often some medicines interfere with the natural process of healing, resulting in additional suffering and further deterioration of health. However it’s difficult to say exactly when Alternative Medicine began, in part because up until recently the practices that fall under this term were the conventional medical practices of their time.