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this page speaks about the term
Alternative Medicine
my Alternative Medicine HomePage is another page : click here


A little hard to define, "alternative medicine"...
the bottom line's going to be 'alternative medicines are those that grew outside the scope of "Western" or "Scientific" or "Orthodox" Medicine.'

but what do they have in common, if anything

a tendency towards "holistic"? wishfully...

they often seek to remove blocks to health (rather than block some bodily function) but there are exception to this...

one thing that they do have in common is that they have very low risk compared to orthodox medicine (forinstance, roughly 15 % of perscriptions will cause a relatively serious adverse reaction ... while adverse reactions to alternative medicine are so rare that they are new!)

So what would I claim for Alternative Medicines?

~ Chiropractic is the "turn to" technique for spinal pain or discomfort - and rib pain (one of the most common chest pains) - and may also help in all sorts of conditions

~ Acupuncture, again can be useful for almost anything. I've found it particularly effective with insomnia, allergies, asthma, nasal and/or sinus congestion (to name just a few...)

~ Herbs. Western herbalogy can be a safe, mild and effective treatment for all sorts of stuff (though not particularly for headaches or musculoskeletal complaints (thank God for chiropractic)

~ Homeopathy. If you don't get the "right" remedy virtually nothing happens, but with right remedy... amazing. Do you know about Arnica? (have i written about it?)

~ CranioSacral Therapy: "the membranes edge between body, mind and spirit" ...

Take a look at my Alternative Medicine page


Oh... they used to talk of Homeopathy and Allopathy. Homeopathy is treating with "like". Allopathy is treating with "other"


my Alternative Medicine HomePage is another page
click here


this essay is a work in progress


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