Alternate Therapy

Alternate Therapy

Alternate medicine/ Alternate therapy is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific methodAn alternate therapy often claims to be a complete system, which can be used instead of conventional western medicine.

Different types of Alternate therapies

  • Therapies using the Body:
    • Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine
    • Massage
    • Body movement therapies
    • Tai chi
    • Yoga
  • Therapies using the Diet and herbs:
    • Dietary supplements
    • Herbal medicine
  • Therapies using the External energy:
    • Electromagnetic therapy
    • Kinesiology
    • Reiki
    • Qigong
  • Therapies using the Mind:
    • Meditation
    • Biofeedback
    • Hypnosis
  • Therapies using the Senses.(touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste) :

Complementary and Alternative therapies

The phrases complementary therapy and alternative therapy are often used as if they mean the same thing. They may also be combined into one phrase – complementary and alternative therapies (CAM).

  • Complementary medicine is any form of therapy used in combination with other alternative treatments or standard/conventional medicine. Complementary therapy usually serves to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Alternative medicine is generally used instead of conventional medical treatment.

Traditional Medicine

Health professionals usually use the term traditional medicine to mean a therapy or health practice that has developed over centuries within a particular culture. It is usually formed around a particular belief system. We usually mean it to refer to therapies or treatments that developed in the eastern part of the world such as

Conventional medicine is the sort of medicine and treatment your doctor would usually use to treat your various diseases. You may also hear this called orthodox medical treatment. The most common treatments include

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Biological therapies
  • Hormone therapy



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