Medicine is the ancient science on the art of health & healing. It dates back several thousands of years. Though along the process of studying & practicing medicine there have been many succesful discoveries of finding remedies for fatal diseases.
Science & technology have just made the quality & reponse of medicines much safer,faster & much more effective.
Though along the entire process there has also been many alternate forms of medicine which have been develped to help & provide relief
Alternative Medicine is somehwat similar & has traces to Chinese traditional medicine, Ayuryeda , & many other natural healing traditions in different cultures. It is more concerned with the body & mind, combining spirituality alongwith self-discipline & change of life styles & not being dependant on drugs all the time.
Types of alternatives to medicine
there are many diffrent alternatives to medicine such as herbalism, homeopathy, and acupuncture.
Herbalism is a practice based on the use of plants & extracts from plants
Homeopathy is a practice based on treating patients with using highly diluted preparations that are strictly for the patients use.
& acupuncture is a treatment procedure that treats patients by gently inserting and manipulating needles in the body.
Massage is another well known famous form of alternative medicine as it helps reduce stress levels & other stress related aches & pains in the body. There are different styles of massages that have been develpoed over the years, this has also led to the increase in the number of massage parlours & spa’s especially in the cities!
Boons & Curses
There are a many reasons why people decide to opt for this kind of medication & many reasons why they avaoid it, so its obvious that there are some advantages as well as some disadvantages to it..
One of the many advantages of alternative medicine is that it offers a broad variety & range of therapies, treatments alonwith various other products.
If a person requires medication for a longer period of time it would be wiser to opt for herbal natural medication as it gurantees long term results alonwith being completely secure & does not have the risk of carrying any kinds of side-effects alonwith being very economical for the common man.
One of the disadvantages includes that it does not take complete responsibility & gurantees safety as some of the newest herbs havent been tested yet or are still in the research phase.
Any form of medicine isnt a 100% risk free; they can cause more harm if taken without having the appropriate information aboutt their effects on the body.
There have been cases where people today being educated abuse natural medicines more than they abuse the other forms of drugged medicines
Though alonwith having many advantages & disadvantages it is always necessary that one consults a physician & takes their medication responsibly under the orders of their doctor.