Alternative medicine is enjoying a boom as people start to take control of their own lives. Many people who are suffering from disease or pain have thought about trying the alternative medicine route. It is sometimes referred to as traditional medicine or science-based medicine and is the type of medicine that is generally provided in hospitals and in specialty or primary care practice.
Overall, traditional Chinese medicine can be utilized to treat allergies, arthritis pain, weight control, quitting smoking, back injury pain, musculosceletal pain, fatique, stress, TMJ and PMS. In 1992, the Office of Alternative Medicine in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was formed to study the efficacy and safety of alternative therapies.
And it can kill the lurking cancer cells after the treatments and thus greatly lower the chance of recurrence. However… whether you’re trying to avoid cancer or beat it if you’ve got it, there is one very powerful antidote to the fear, and to the disease itself: knowledge.
The worldwide alternative medicine and therapies market size was over USD 30.0 billion in 2014. Naturopathic medicine is founded on the principles that bodies are capable of self-healing. Fundamentally, all aspects of traditional Oriental medicine are introduced in the first year of academic instruction.
That was the decade when doctors started to realize just how many Americans were using alternative medicine, starting with a 1993 paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine. As my expertise lies with homoeopathy, I’m going to be focusing on this, but some of the reasons will apply to other alternative therapies too.