The Perks Of Complementary Medicine

Almost everyone in the world uses drugs to cure pains or diseases. Most of these drugs are prescribed by doctors. Drugs can actually help reduce pains and cure diseases, but sometimes they can cause bad side effects. It would have been more than perfect to cure these pains and have no side effects. This perfection can happen with alternative medicine. It is also known as complementary, fringe or integrative medicine. The term means the process of medical treatment without use of chemical drugs. Complementary medicine includes countless type of treatments for example herbal medicines, acupuncture, homeopathy and biofield therapy.

Complementary Medicine Can Be Categorized As Following:

Traditional Chinese Medicine:

This type of medicine originally appeared and was developed in China and other oriental cultures. It became part of their heritages. It includes for example Acupuncture, Ayurveda and Naturopathy.

Chiropractic Medicine:

This type of medicine focuses on healing the pain from the body structure. It can relieve the pains of legs, arms, back and neck.  The therapist uses his hands to adjust the spine. This therapy’s main strategy is healing by touch. The popular types of chiropractic medicine include massage and Tai Chi.

Herbs And Diet Medicine:

This type of medicine focuses on reducing the harmful effects of bad diets and replacing them with healthier ones.   

Energy Therapy:

This type of medicine is based on the concept of transferring of good energy. The therapist or the practitioner tries to transfer this energy to the patient. This therapy focuses a creating a relaxed state of mind for the patients. The most popular forms of energy therapy are Reiki and Qigong.

Mind Therapy:

This is not related to psychiatry at all. Mind therapy includes all means and methods to accomplish inner peace and right balance between soul and body. These methods include meditation, hypnosis and biofeedback.

These forms of complementary medicine have several benefits and can be helpful to many people. These benefits are:

Detoxifying The Body:

Drinking good herbs and eating fresh vegetables and fruits can let you have a very healthy body. Your body will lose all toxins and receive only nutritious elements.

Better Mental Health:

Practicing relaxation activities such as meditation or reflexology will help you clear your mind and get rid of any emotional tension or physical stress. Constant practicing in these activities can increase positive energy and good attitude.

Enhancing Physical Health:

Yoga is a very popular form of alternative medicine. Practicing yoga can make your body more flexible and graceful. Also taking massage or chiropractor sessions will reduce pains in the back, forehead or arms. It can also reduce headaches significantly.

No Undesired Side Effects:

All these forms of complementary medicine will cause no harm to your body. The herbs for example are totally natural without any chemical intervention. You do not have to be concerned or afraid of any side effects that might show up in the near or far future.

Acupuncture Treatments: What to Expect

Most people wonder if acupuncture hurts.

Which is natural, because it involves needles!

Watch this video, presented by Maureen Fox R.N., LAc.

This instructional video is a must watch for anyone considering acupuncture for the first time.