Other Alternative Treatments - Introduction


Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine is defined as any form of medical treatment that is used in the place of traditional therapies. Some people also refer to it as complementary medicine. However, complementary medicine is different from alternative medicine. Complementary medicine is used along with conventional medicine whereas; alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. The primary goal of Alternative medicine is to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Alternative medicine founds a deep belief in the healing power of nature. It is quickly growing in popularity as a way to promote the same healing properties that can be found in traditional medicine but without the risk of the same side effects.Some of the popular alternatives treatments are-

  • Osteopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Structural integration

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