The term Alternative Medicine means any form of medicine that is outside the mainstream of western medicine or conventional medicine as practiced a majority of doctors today. This term is loosely used to over all forms of medicine except allopathy. In 1973, the Medical Faculty of the University of Rome convened the first World Congress of Alternative Medicines and the provisional program contained no less than 135 therapies.
Alternative medicine exists in all cultures to some degree and terms such as traditional medicine, indigenous medicine or folk medicine etc. are used to describe such practices. These medicines date back hundred or even thousands of years depending on the country and culture concerned.
There are more than 100 systems of alternative medicines still in practice all over the world. Every country, region or area has its own traditional system of health and medical cares such as for the Chinese it is acupuncture, for the French, magnetic healing; for the Germans, Heilpraxis; for the English, Herbalism; for India, Ayurveda with Siddha being widely practice in the southern part of the country; for Japan, Shiatsu etc.
These are such kinds of treatments which you can take up either individually or can also take-up along with other conventional treatments for the purpose of relaxing your mind, body and soul. For instance, if anyone is going through a cancer treatment or any heart related treatment, then you can opt for such soothing treatment which are going to have an extremely positive and rejuvenating effect on you.
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The most popular forms of alternative medicine are Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Yoga, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Magneto therapy, Shiatsu, Herbalism, Meditation, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Chromo therapy, Diet therapy, Hydropathy and Reiki.
Following are the principals of alternative treatments in India: Such treatments focus on the feelings, beliefs and the opinions of the patient himself They believe in the healing and restorative power of nature Natural style of healing and its positive result may take a longer time to come back Diseases in such treatments are wiped out from the root The patients undergoing such treatments can achieve a higher standard of health
Ayurveda has been practiced in the country for even more than 5,000 years. This kind of a treatment believes that that illness is a condition of imbalance in the system of the human’s body. This problem can easily get detected through simple diagnostic processes such as observing one’s tongue or reading one’s pulse. Ayurveda makes use of the simplest kinds of treatment procedures like mediation, massage, nutrition counseling, natural medications and similar such kinds of methods.
Naturopathy is the term given to nature’s cure that are a mix of a various kinds of natural therapies and other such healing methods. These procedures have been passed down through generations and are based on the knowledge of the ancient and modern science. The curative properties of the elements: the sun, air, earth and water are used for natural cures. This system believes that natural healing comes from within the body itself as the main cause of every disease is a violation of the law of nature.
Homeopathy is that kind of a medical system which puts into use extremely small doses of natural substances (remedies) in order to bring in stimulation in the immunity system of the patient. There are sine very common conditions which are addressed by homeopaths in infants and other kinds of childhood diseases, along with fatigue, infections, allergies and chronic illnesses like arthritis.
In the case of Unani treatments there is the use of plants and herbs. Such kinds of offer cures for a number of diseases like elephantiasis, sinusitus, rheumatism, leucoderma and jaundice.
Yoga and Meditation Therapy
Yoga has been derived from Sanskrit word 'Yuj' that means 'to unite' between the mind, body and the soul. Yoga and meditation are known as a great way of achieving enlightenment and also one of most well-known alternative therapies. It is used in the curing different kinds of difficult diseases, be it physical or mental. Regular yoga and meditation practice can have some excellent results. This is actually a safe way of treating various complicated medical conditions. One can easily get away from numerous troubles like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension, diabetes, hyperventilation, heart conditions and many more.
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