Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine is a type of therapy which does not involve the use of conventional allopathic medicines. These therapies aim at resolving the root of the problem or cause of a disease or condition and do not rely on surgical or technology based approaches to treat them. It mainly involves the use of certain naturally occurring substances. There are more than 500 different types of alternative medicines. Some of the most common alternative therapies are Ayurveda, Unani, homeopathynaturopathy and acupuncture. People who are skilled with alternative medicine are called alternative practitioners. They implement a ‘holistic approach’ to treat a condition taking into account the patient’s physical, mental and emotional health altogether. While many health practitioners question the effectiveness of alternative medicine, there are several people who claim to have been relieved of their illness with alternative medicine. Because alternative medicine involves a holistic approach, it generally takes time to show results. Therefore, most people do not prefer alternative medicine. The chances of  getting cured of a diseases or condition with alternative medicine vary among people and whether a particular alternative therapy will work for your condition cannot be determined unless you try it. In this section, you’ll find articles on various alternative medicines as well as specific information on alternative medicine of Indian origin. You can try tips and home remedies for various conditions like diabetesseasonal allergies, weight loss, hair loss.  

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Women’s Day 2014: Ayurveda for women’s health
- Editorial Team
March 07, 2014 at 12:46pm
Here are some Ayurvedic herbs that are great for women.

10 facts you should know about aromatherapy
- Sameer Jha
March 03, 2014 at 02:59pm
Find out more about aromatherapy, a type of alternative medicine where you just have to smell to get well.

Apitherapy — could therapy based on bee venom sting conventional medicine?
- Agencies
February 27, 2014 at 03:01pm
Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to be given bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say. More …

Could acupuncture be the answer for sepsis?
- Editorial Team
February 25, 2014 at 11:56am
New research published in the journal Nature Medicine details a direct connection between acupuncture and the treatment of sepsis, a condition …

Acupuncture – 10 facts you should know about this ancient Chinese healing technique
- Editorial Team
February 24, 2014 at 05:07pm
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique where fine needles are inserted in the body at certain specific points called acupoints which is capable …

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- Editorial Team
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