Thursday, 17 April 2014

What is alternative medicine

  1. Looking for an " ALTERNATIVE " to treat your ailments from the regular conventional ways or in addition to, but perhaps are not sure what alternatives you have?

    First let's start with describing some terminology.

    Conventional medicine is

    Conventional medicine is a system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine.

    Alternative medicine is

    Alternative medicine is a variety of therapeutic or preventive health-care practices that are not typically taught or practiced in traditional medical communities and offer treatments that differ from standard medical practice. Homeopathy, herbal medicine, and acupuncture are types of alternative medicine. 

    Complimentary medicine is

    Complimentary medicine, a group of diagnostic and therapeutic disciplines that are used together with conventional medicine. An example of a complementary therapy is using acupuncture in addition to usual care to help lessen a patient's discomfort following surgery.

    Now that we have more of an understanding as to what these above terms mean. I want to continue on with this blog giving you some of the Alternative choices that are greatly available to you outside of the regular trip to the pharmacist. 

    Holistic health is all about the Alternative-treating the body as a whole ( mind, body & spirit ) Not only with nutrition but with these mentioned below. 


    I'm positive you have heard of most of these if not all. Choosing treatment as these will decrease  the amount of medications you just automatically took to help treat your ailment. Prevent, treat & cure the natural way with these Alternatives.
    ** make sure you do talk to your health practitioner before you seek some of these Alternatives just in case it conflicts with any procedures or medication you might be taking.

    The best treatment for disease is right in your own hands and it isn't anything new or that you haven't heard before. FOOD. Yes we all know our health starts with the foods we eat. Eating the proper foods for proper nutrition is key in helping prevent disease. Not only that, eating properly can decreases every day aches & pains associated with poor nutrition that we assume we need a pill to treat it with. Nothing is fool proof but giving yourself the best chance for good health is something we all deserve. Start with eating healthier, then choosing an Alternative practice and last resort-medication. 

    You can check out some of my other blogs under the "Nutrition" heading to read more on holistic nutrition, eating healthier & essential nutrients to help you on a new path to great health.

    **Please see below these great websites explaining more on this topic of Alternative, complimentary & conventional medicine.
    May you choose the best health Alternative for you and may you be Nutritionally Well.
    *** the purpose of this blog is to bring awareness to other choices outside of mainstream medicine with a holistic approach. Not to give any medical advice.***

    List of Alternative Therapies - Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
    A complete list of alternative therapies with description on each system of alternative medicine as a guide for learners and researchers issued in the benefit of ...

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine - KidsHealth › Teens › Body
    The term "alternative medicine" is used to describe healing treatments that are not part of conventional medical training — like acupuncture, massage therapy, ...

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