Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Alternative medicine: what is it?

What is an alternative medicine? It is a phrase that has were passed the bookstores around more and more in the media, and increasingly, the doctor's Office, but how many times someone does say what is alternative medicine?

Theoretically, alternative medicine is any form of medicine, which do not fit into the scientific framework of Western medicine. Once a form of medicine has proven scientifically effective, and set a theory, to explain why it effectively is considered, there should be no more alternative in the language of Western medicine

Unfortunately, comes to the theory of politics. In fact in the United States, any form of medicine, which was accepted by the American Medical Association and the United States Government scientifically valid is alternative medicine. In other countries will provide different official determine, what is and is not alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is in the United States. Conventional medicine, is in Canada and very regulated as such.

You are believe that after the U.S. Government National Center for complementary and alternative medicine, vitamins a complementary or alternative medicine (depending on how they used), that have not yet proven, then have a greater effect on the human body a placebo? Personally, I would like to know whether she would like to be treated for scurvy with a placebo. I'll stick with vitamin c. There is less scientifically valid theoretical uses for vitamins that have proved to be not yet, but the power not the proven impact.

At the same time just because someone claims, what they offer medicine is it's not true. Herbal supplements are not regulated, and can not fully open their ingredients. They will certainly say drugs not have dangerous interaction with your heart!

Of course, can an expert questions, but keep in mind there are many types of alternative medicine, not necessarily in herbs is an acupuncturist and your primary care medical doctor is not likely, in one of them be trained.

If you with alternative medicine, are interested in a particular issue or just improve your general health, is probably best to explore first, what types of alternative medicine that you are interested in, and talk doctor, will be whether they are willing to work with an alternative medicine practitioner. You can find a practitioner who has had training in this specific field of alternative medicine. Most forms of alternative medicine in the United States are not licensed, so questions about where she went to school, and how long they have practiced. Then you can make sure that you get the care you need without any unexpected side effects are working with your doctor.

Some forms of alternative medicine, which might be worth looking into are:

Oriental Medicine: Oriental medicine is the only form of alternative medicine, is really comparable to Western medicine as a complete system of medicine. Oriental medicine is based on several theories of the yellow of Emperor's classic, between three and five thousand years developed thousands of years ago and first to worked out. Oriental medicine includes the practice of massage, acupuncture, herbal therapy, Qi Gong, and some others. Tradition Chinese medicine is a variant of the Oriental medicine specifically for China. It is the only version of the Oriental medicine can with relative ease in the United States be found. In many parts of Asia Oriental medicine is still regarded as the standard of medical care and Western medicine is 'alternative'.

Herbal therapy: herbal therapy is probably the most common form of alternative medicine in the United States and may be one of the riskiest found. While most now prescribe doctors conventional medicine derived from herbs, herbal supplements often have contain no common dosages, mat to sell fillers, and rarely warns side effects. During herbs can treat everything, the drugs can be used, and perhaps quite a bit more make sure you speak one with a trained herbalist before taking. You can tell you what dose is safe, use number what are suppliers, and any possible side effects.

Homeopathy: Homeopathy was developed in the years after 1800 by two physicians, who noticed that quinine, the only drug treated location malaria, caused symptoms of malaria in healthy people, that they had. They theorized that want such as healing, so that caffeine, which would normally alertness, to help someone who slept through the night, sleep better be used. Homeopathy is probably the only alternative, that's for sure, speak with an expert without try because of the active substance so as to obtain, that it is not possible, on dose or caused side-effects on the amounts in the local health food store, not to mention that some bottles, to keep you in your home would. At the same time it is still the best, homeopathy, certainly what to consult your recording will work for what you need.

Massage: Massage is the use of hands or tools for manipulating the muscles and tendons. The two most common uses of massage are the ease and pain and reduce stress. While there many conditions which are massage with obviously not help (diabetes, for example), there are many, which it surprisingly effective on, how is eating disorders, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition, almost all muscular injuries can prevent scar structure, speed healing, and increase a limited range of motion is to be treated. There are many different types of massage therapy, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, pre-massage, shiatsu, Thai massage, Lomi Lomi, medical massage, Massage Chair, aromatherapy massage and hot stone massage. If you go to a massage therapist for a medical condition, be sure that they are trained in medical massage. Some States have programs for massage therapists now, licensing, as do most European countries. If you make life, in an area that has licensing it is sure that the therapist that you go to licensed.

Other forms of alternative medicine include: energetic healing, aromatherapy, Rolfing, Cranio-sacral therapy and most forms of holistic medicine.

I am a trained masseuse and surrounded by alternative medicine grew. I entered training massage almost by accident, and found that I had fallen in the place I really belonged. I believe that the healthy human contact, it is the most powerful medicine. If you're interested, learn more about me and my Massage practice in []

1 comment:

markus said...

It is amazing how much better one feels after switching to alternative medicines. My body feels cleaner, I sleep better and have more energy!