Alternative Medicine treats many diseases, since age old days. Various kind of alternative medicine include herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, physical therapy, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and chiropractic. Many of these therapies have gained much attention worldwide. Some of the therapies like radium and humor therapy are not in use.
Benefits of alternative medicine are as follows:
Herbal medicines (usage of herbs) are used for various health related problems like insomnia, bad breath, respiratory disease, diabetes, circulatory problem, heart disease, allergy, and skin problems. Some famous herbs like garlic and aloe vera are used in the process of detoxification. A variety of herbs is identified and is useful in losing weight naturally.
Joint pains are effectively treated by techniques of acupuncture. Acupuncture is used in treatment of mental illnesses. Health problems that are treated by acupuncture include stress, fatigue, osteoarthritis, headache, and tennis elbow.
For treatment of disease related to bones, muscles, and joints chiropractic is a famous technique. It emphasize in the treatment of problems related to the spine. Spine is the root cause for many problems related to health.
Aromatherapy uses plant essence and essential oils in treatment of ailments. In the current period, aromatherapy is now a used as massage therapy. Essential oils and fragrances mixed to carrier oil are used for body massage. The skin tends to absorb the oils easily which revitalizes the circulatory system, helps in the process of natural detoxification and lymph flow
In addition to the above mentioned benefits, these kinds of medicine have no side effects. A licensed therapist or a practitioner conduct these therapies. These medicines are not expensive when compared with other medical treatments. However, therapeutic practices of alternative medicine are not proven scientifically. Researchers are in the process of studying the effectiveness and benefits of these medicines.