The first step will always be to evaluate your health. There are some free interactive online tools and calculators to help you do that. Once you know and recognize your health condition you can go onto the next step of finding out about Alternative Methods of healing which may address this condition.
Once you know what is causing your health condition and you are interested in addressing the cause with alternative medicine or therapies, it is important to dig deeper into Alternative medicine to find out more about it.
Alternative medicine is also known as Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM. It envelops all products and therapies that do not constitute, in medical terms, ‘standard care’. Examples of CAM would be Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Chiropractic, etc. Alternative medicine has been effectively practiced by various cultures for thousands of years all around the Globe. That is thousands of years before the modern medicine and standard care was invented. In fact modern medicine is based on the observations of traditional and natural medicine practitioner who over the ages evaluated the effectiveness of each medicine or therapy.
Around 80% of modern medicine is the synthetic version of the isolated and extracted element in the plant that has been used as a medicine for centuries. The problem is that as a whole plant it is effective however when isolated it can most often cause side effects because the supporting parts are removed from the active element.
CAM can be classified into 5 distinct modalities:
1 Alternative Medical System like Ayurveda and Homeopathic medicine
2 Mind – Body Interventions like meditation and yoga
3 Manipukative and Body based therapies like chiropractic and massaging
4 Biological Based Therapies like Herbal medicine and Chines Traditional medicine
5 Energy Therapies like Reiki and Acupuncture.
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