Alternative Medicines

Instead of Traditional Remedies also called as Allopathic medicines there are some other medical treatments being used in different regions of the world. Those forms of medical treatments are known as Alternative medicines, also called as Complementary medicines or Integrative medicines.

Concepts of alternative medicines are entirely different from Allopathic medicine which is in the mainstream of medicine. Due to the known adverse effects of allopathic medicines majority of population in the world is adopting treatment through Alternative medicine and are satisfied with the treatment pattern. Some of these treatments really work for different type of diseases.


Major Types of Alternative Medicines.

Here are some of the types listed below.

Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathic medicine is the treatment of “Like with Like”. The Homeopathic medicine was introduced by Dr Samule Hanuaman in 1976. He was basically a Medical Doctor he completed his MD in 1979. He practiced medicine for a very short time and then he left practicing Allopathic medicine. He experimented different medicines on himself and on his friends. He then explained that a homeopathic Drug given in small quantity works.  He believes in low potency drug.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicines are medicines widely used in India Pakistan and China. Herbal medicines are obtained from herbs and are used in variety of ways, they are used in powder form, some herbs are used fresh and some in dried conditioned. Some companies making herbal medicines make them in tablet forms, capsule form and also in syrup form. Herbal medicines are considered safe as they are natural and do not contain any sort of chemicals so they don’t have any sort of adverse effects.

Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine is science of treating the patients having musculoskeletal problems. It is also a type of Alternative medicine. Chiropractic Medicine focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal problems such as pain and hypo mobility of joints. The treatment is through manipulation. Chiropractic Medicine specially focuses on the treatment of spine. Improving the patients pain and mobility


This is a way of treating patients with essential oils these oils are usually concentrated. This treatment is also widely used in alternative medicine. Different type of oil is extracted from different parts of the medicinal plants these parts can be flowers, leaves, roots, stems etc. In Aromatherapy the oil is extracted from those medicinal plants which are proven to have great medicinal effects on human health. These health benefits might varies from mental, physical, emotional as well as spiritual well being.

In this type of Alternative medicine oil can be inhaled, in some cases oil can be used orally and in some cases the oil is externally used for massage. This type of treatment has great effect on healing the body and for relaxation and used for some specific purposes. It is used for inflammation, reduction of pain, promoting relaxation, treatment of depression and anxiety.


In this type of alternative medicine variety of diseases are treated. Acupressure works on the principles of acupuncture and is very much similar to it. But the main difference between Acupressure and acupuncture is that In acupressure the practitioner use his hand, fingers, thumb and elbow to treat different musculoskeletal problems on the other hand in acupuncture the needles are used to treat the patient.

The main concept is to release the pressure points along the body’s “meridians.” And the meridians are the energy channels that runs in the whole body.

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