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Pros and cons of alternative medicine

Alternative medicine can help with a mass of various diseases, but before you make a choice in its direction, you need to familiarize yourself with all its advantages and disadvantages. Although alternative medicine is aimed at improving not only physical, but also emotional and mental state, its methods still raise some questions that remain unanswered.

The basic principle that underlies many alternative medicine methods is balance. Acupuncture, tai chi gymnastics, as well as various tonic exercises are aimed at bringing the body into balance, which, in theory, helps to restore health. This principle should be borne in mind in the first place, choosing a method of treatment for himself.

What are the benefits of alternative medicine? Firstly, it is a comprehensive recovery. Traditional medicine considers the disease as an independent “subject”, nested in the human body. The trend towards specialization in medicine led not only to the development of successful treatment regimens, but also distanced doctors from the “healthy” organs of their patients. The main difference between alternative medicine is that it implies comprehensive body care. The gurus of alternative medicine do not separate the physical health of the patient from the emotional and spiritual. A holistic approach to health is the reason why alternative medicine is experiencing its rise. Continue reading

Alternative medicine: how fools are made of us

In the era of the development of the Internet, you can “google” any disease: you enter the symptoms, and the search engine gives you a list of medical sites, videos, or, at worst, forums. In the latter, you can not only diagnose yourself, but also “prescribe” the treatment, as there are plenty of volunteers who will describe in detail what tablets they took, what tests they gave, and if you are lucky, you can also find out about the personal treatment method, which forum users themselves came up with.

It’s okay if such tips concern non-serious topics, for example, how to increase immunity or strengthen hair using folk methods, but more often people want to recover from more serious illnesses by resorting to alternative medicine.

Non-standard or alternative methods of medicine usually include dietary supplements, herbs, special diets, homeopathic remedies, energy effects or magic, that is, everything that is not recognized by either medical or scientific communities. Such methods cannot be approved by regulatory authorities, as they are not confirmed by clinical studies. Continue reading

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