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Benefits of Alternative Medicine

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By: Ana Margarita Olar| Vigorbuddy.com

Many people are now trying alternative forms of medicine and treatment in an effort to achieve healing in a natural way. Here are some benefits of alternative medicine:

HOLISTIC HEALING

Alternative medicine therapists offer whole body approach that involves paying attention to all of the client’s needs to facilitate healing or alleviation of symptoms. This includes focusing on physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.

MENTAL HEALTH

As a part of holistic well-being, alternative medicine contributes to the mental well-being in particular. Treatment methods such as biofeedback, massage therapy, visual imagery and meditation help a person to relax and reduce stress.

Art and music therapy stimulates the natural release of endorphins and opiates in the body and is believed to relieve symptoms of depression and schizophrenia.

PAIN RELIEF

When traditional medicines failed to work, many people resort to alternative medicine for pain relief. One of such therapy is called magnetic therapy. It has been used from the times of ancient Egypt to treat medical problems. It involves the use of static magnets, placed directly on the skin to treat painful conditions.

RELIEVES MENOPAUSE SYNDROME

Menopause syndrome includes insomnia, depression, hot flashes, anxiety, and fatigue. Some herbal plants that provide relief include ginseng, kava, and ginseng.

ALLEVIATES SYMPTOMS OF CANCER

Alternative medicine, when used together with conventional medicine, can relieve signs and symptoms of cancer. It can also be used to decrease the side effects brought about by chemotherapeutic medications.

On one study, some cancer patients are able to tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy when using alternative medicines such as acupuncture which relieves fatigue, headache, night sweats, nausea, and vomiting.

STRONG BONES AND MUSCLES

Chiropractic medicine is a method of alternative treatment that manipulates body structures, especially the spine to relieve low back pain or a high blood pressure, and even a headache.

ENHANCE MIND POWER

Some alternative treatment changes the client’s mindset. Exercise and condition the mind first, so that the body will follow. Meditate to relax the mind, think positively and knock out stress. Deep breathing and visualization also help a client to be more focused on healing.

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FEWER SIDE EFFECTS

In many cases, alternative therapies have less or no side effects as compared to effects of conventional treatments or prescription medications.

As with any other type of treatment, alternative medicine alone cannot provide a cure for diseases. It must be in conjunction with healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition and adhering to treatment.

Also, be aware that certain types of herbal medications and alternative practices that have adverse effects, so you should first consult a physician before undergoing this kind of treatment.

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