Hamilton Old and new alternative healthcare practices
Many forms of traditional treatment are now coming to prominence because new research has demonstrated their basis on medical fact (or at least unable to disprove the clinical basis). Acupuncture (Chinese needles), aromatherapy (healing with smells), and homeotherapy (healing with herbs) are very traditional forms of medicine, though not used by conventional doctors.
Some argue that dissatisfaction of traditional health care (both its effectiveness and its costs) is causing the move toward alternative forms of treatment. Conventional doctors are skeptical usually because alternative medical care can not be proved scientifically to work. As a result, many patients accept alternative care without their doctors' knowledge.
Today, many forms of alternative health care are practiced around the world:
- Chiropractic care, is widely accepted now, though has been around for centuries. It uses spinal manipulation to treat back and neck injuries,and also relieve physical, emotional and chemical traumas.
- Acupuncture uses thin needles to stimulate the body and its self-healing capabilities. It has been used in China over 2,500 years and is likely the most used form of alternative medicine. Acupuncture has been used to relieve migraines, tendonitis, asthma and arthritis.
- Ayurvedic medicine from India is used to treat Parkinson's disease.
- Hypnosis is sometimes used to help heal broken bones.
- Massage therapy is known for its effects on post-surgical bone marrow transplants and patients with the AIDS virus.
You should exercise caution when experimenting with non-traditional methods and medicines. here are some other therapies:
Pancha Karma (Body Cleansing)