What is Alternative Medicine?
Aromatherapy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Yoga …. these and many more are defined as therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched, some such as naturopathy, ayurveda and acupuncture, are being widely accepted. Therapies are termed as Complementarywhen used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
Alternative therapies include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: folk medicine, herbal medicine, diet fads, homeopathy, faith healing, new age healing, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathy, massage, and homoeopathy. These therapies tell us about herbs and supplements, natural beauty products, and natural household products and help people improve their health and the quality of their lives.
What do I have to do?
The ultimate goal is to empower consumers to take a proactive approach to their own wellness. The aim of alternative medicine is to stimulate the body’s natural healing...