Cutting Edge In Medicine- Alternative Medicine

Alternative  medicine  is a practice used to replace conventional alopathy. Alternative  medicine  involves spiritual, religious, metaphysical, innovative approach to healing.

Alternative  medicine  are almost 500 in number. To name few alternative  medicine , are herbal  medicine , acupressure, behavior health, homeopathy, Chinese herbal  medicine , non-medical massage therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, hypnosis, guided imagery, chelation therapy, acupuncture, folk remedies, tribal-traditional  medicine , Christian Science, megavitamins, self-help groups, reiki, flower therapy, pranic healing, reflexology, energy healing, Shiatsu Oriental Massage and ayurvedic.

It has lot of definitions. But according to the National Center for Alternative  Medicine – it is defined as group of different class of health and medical practices which are not a part of present conventional  medicine . It also an integrative  medicine  i.e. a Combinations of both alternative and conventional method of treatment. For e.g. in addition to the conventional prescription  medicine , a nice Tai massage is proved to do wonders.

Conventional allopathic doctors are preferred in any case of health problem from childhood. Alternative  medicine  has gained popularity and gained trust by many people and the same is advocated to different field in treatment where conventional  medicine  are not used like boosting patient’s confidence, in pain management, stress reduction and few preventive health therapies.

Many patients use alternative  medicine  and traditional therapies to complement each other. Alternative  medicine  is both holistic and preventative one, which helps a patient’s physical and psychological well-being and tries to be preventive than a therapy used after the symptoms appear.

Alternative  medicine  has gained popularity in last few years. As the name suggest these are becoming an alternative form of therapy when the conventional method is going ineffective. Mostly for un-curable disease and for chronic pains alternative  medicines  relieve pain immediately and relieve the mental stress and tensions. When compared to conventional methods the alternative  medicines  has less or no side effects. Regular conventional  medicine  believers find it difficult to switch to alternative  medicine . The difference between the conventional and alternative  medicine  is conventional  medicine  cure physical ailments where as alternative  medicine  focus on mind and body.

In Alternative  medicine , the philosophies followed are: Body with little therapy and  medicine  can heal by itself. Always a product should enhance the bodies healing capacity. Prevention is better than cure. A general check up is carried out periodically to keep a check before anything goes wrong. Bodies responding capacity to any treatment is important then the treatment itself.