It covers different systems of Healing practices not recognized by the Medical curriculum in Western countries. It covers Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Flowers and Minerals Essences, Counseling, Naturopathy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Meditation, Reiki, Yoga, Massage, Tai Chi, Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine and many more. Natural remedies are used to correct the problem as Alternative Medicine focuses on healing pain and disease, treating the body, the mind and the soul. They are considered to be safer, with little side effects.
But they will not replace the treatment prescribed by your doctor! Supplements and Herbs can still potentially interact with prescriptions and over-the-counter medication. Get advice before using them!
Whereas Traditional Medicine intervenes once disease is present, Alternative Medicine focuses on prevention. This principle of Balance is most important when considering Alternative Medicine. Alternative Medicine have a more Holistic approach, it emphasizes the “whole body” care and the patient’s Spiritual health, as well.
Alternative Medicine practitioners place greater emphasis on “one-on-one” care and attention. Alternative Medicine treats the Cause of the disease as Traditional Medicine tends to treat the symptoms that disease or pain are causing. Alternative Medicine focuses on healing pains and diseases by balancing out other aspects of your life such as Sleep, Nutrition and Stress. Alternative Medicine doesn’t cause dependency and other harmful side effects to the body and mind.
An Alternative therapy is used instead of a conventional medical treatment. A Complementary therapy can be used alongside your conventional medical treatment. It can help you to feel better and to cope better with your treatment.
Holistic Medicine is a form of Healing that takes on the whole person, body, mind, spirit and emotions. Everyone can keep healthy as long as there is a general Balance in one’s body and life. Holistic Medicine believes everyone can heal itself. And that we are responsible for our health and wellbeing. If one of the parts of the body is suffering, all the other parts will be affected, as well. Holistic Medicine believes that unconditional love and support are powerful healers.
Holistic Medicine is one of numerous Alternative therapies. A Holistic practitioner would use Traditional Medicine if needed. Holistic Medicine has a more Spiritual approach than Traditional Medicine. It’s possible the two Medicines could work together for a more efficient process… for the good of everyone!