Alternative Medicines

Winds of change are now softly blowing in the fields of natural medicines. This re-birth of the medicines of the past will help to humanize the scientific medicine of tomorrow and structure a new futuristic, integrated medicine for the 21st century. Alternative  medicine today is at historical crossroads. It has generated international awareness of the richness and importance of the subject.

Alternative medicines involves a range of healing approaches. Many are holistic in approach. This means they connect the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. It is widely accepted that patients’ belief about a treatment and the quality of doctor-patient relationship, can influence health outcomes. This is what is known as the ‘Placebo Effect.’

Many ancient practices such as African traditional medicine, Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicines, Hydrotherapy, Herbal remedies are still being practiced with great results and in recent times, other systems also based upon the ancient forms of natural healing have emerged. These include therapies such as Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Aromatherapy, Nutritional medicine, Naturopathy and many other natural therapies that have proved to support the natural healing function of the body with excellent results.

Natural products and their derivatives provide the basis for more than half of all the drugs now in clinical use globally. There is in addition a thriving global healthcare market extending to many hundreds of plant-based formulations, which are sold as health foods, herbal teas, herbal tinctures, nutritional and health supplements.

Due to this shift in attitudes, the benefit of alternative medicines is slowly gaining a larger presence in the field of recovery in this world. Alternative medicine is now being integrated and used consistently in many major medical institutions worldwide.

In the field of Alternative medicines, a ‘State of Good Health’ is considered being in a state of wholeness and good balance. This enables your body to meet the everyday demands of living without overwhelming your body’s immune system. You will come into contact with germs or pathogens, foreign substances causing allergies, carcinogens etc. but your immune system at its peak strength should be able to come into contact but still have the capability of not contracting an illness.

One cannot feel the result of Alternative medicines overnight. It is a slow process. Results will not be at the expense of side effects. Alternative medicines recognize human body’s resistance. When diseases occur, it seeks the ways to strengthen this natural resistance. Alternative medicines treatment methods are very effective in treating both major and minor medical conditions.