Alternative Medicine

Side Effects of Herbal Remedies

Alternative medicines are commonly used to treat various diseases because many people consider them to be natural and safe. A good example of alternative medicine is herbal medicine. It is a practise that uses plants...

Osteopathy

There are many alternative medicines employed nowadays, such as yoga, herbalism, and traditional Chinese medicine. These alternative medicines are widely used and are preferred by many people as substitutes for...

Macrobiotic Diet

A macrobiotic diet is a dietary regimen that involves avoidance of “toxins” obtained by eating oily foods, meats and dairy products. It requires whole grain consumption and discourages the use of eggs, dairy products...

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the internal and external way of using water to preserve health and prevent diseases. As Father Sebastian Kneipp declared, water can “dissolve, remove and strengthen”. Water dissolves matter carrying...

Herbal Philosophy

Herbalism is a folk medicine or a traditional medicinal practise using plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as herbal medicine and herbology. Sometimes the range of herbal medicine is extended to include...

Herbal Medicine Today

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 4 billion people, or 80% of the world’s population, depend on herbal medicine. Herbal medicine is part of the traditional medicines of native people and the common...

Ayurveda: The ‘Science of Life

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicine entwined with religion and mythology. In Sanskrit, the term Ayurveda consists of two words: “ayus”, which means life and “veda” which means ‘science’. Hence, it was also...

Appeal of Alternative Medicine

In 1998, a study was published which suggests that most alternative medicines were used in connection with standard treatment in medicine. Results of the research revealed that those using alternative medicine tend to...

Alternative Therapies for Depression

A 2001 survey in the ‘American Journal of Psychiatry’ showed that more than one-third of Americans use alternative medicinal treatments or therapies each year. Alternative treatments for anxiety and depression include...

Alternative Therapies for AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of the most life-threatening diseases to have surfaced in recent history. During the 1980’s, AIDS came out as a menacing issue that stunned the medical world because...