Alternative medicine is a term that describes medical treatments that are used instead of traditional (mainstream) therapies. If you are considering using complementary or alternative therapy, make sure you consult with your regular doctor and do some research before your first session. What is called conventional medicine (also referred to as mainstream, standard, allopathic or orthodox medicine), is man-made synthetic drugs that were not in existence in ancient times.
There have been considerable increases in the number of people using common forms of complementary and alternative medicine, such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture , and massage therapy. At the same time, many alternate healers dismissed practitioners of scientific medicine as arrogant, aloof and uncompassionate.
In cancer clinics, for example, acupressure helps reduce nausea caused by chemotherapy. Patient treatment follow-up by the patient’s GP. The GP and the alternative medicine practitioner are able to consult in order to improve the overall treatment of the patient.
Second you can influence change by changing over to a healthy lifestyle and when you have achieved the desired outcome, whether weight loss, or stress management or correct posture, discard the medicine. Duke’s Integrative Medicine store, for instance, sells Po Chai Pills” that are touted on the hospital’s website as a cure for everything from belching to hangovers to headaches.
Children with serious diseases such as cancer or diabetes may need to take advantage of massage or meditation techniques. A recent statistics from the NIH shows that as many as 36% of the American adult population relies on one or more forms of alternative medicine to ward off sickness or derive other health benefits.