One Journalist critic has been quoted to say; “there is really no such thing as alternative medicine, just medicine that works and medicine that does not.” Basically that quote is right; either medicine works or it does not and what works for one person may not work for another.
When we think of medicine we think of doctors, needles, pills, and surgery. However there are “alternatives” to all of needles, pills, and even surgery. It is called “alternative medicine” it is a way of letting the body heals itself. Yes, it takes longer in a lot of cases; however once we cleanse our bodies of the toxins the liver and kidneys have absorbed, our bodies will start to heal on its own. https://www.BodyLogicMD.com
Native Americans have used “alternative” or natural medicine forever. In this country we used to use the term “osteopathic” doctors and hospitals. Now it is often referred to as Chinese or Asian medicine.
Chiropractic refers to the “manipulative physical treatments” and at one time was not recognized as medicine only as a form of physical therapy; however, many Chiropractors are welcomed into the hospitals today.
Many of our modern “pill” medications are refined herbal or natural medications. Take aspirin for example, it was once just black willow bark and Native Americans used it as a form of pain relief.
Acupuncture is a practice that has been used in China for over 2,500 years as a health care system. The idea behind acupuncture is energy flowing through the body and this energy is responsible for disease. The practice of acupuncture was rare in this country until President Nixon want to China in 1972. Since that time the interest in this form of medicine has become in great demand here in the United States and used in conjunction with western medicine.
The Acupuncturist uses very thin metallic needles to penetrate the skin and manually manipulates to block the bad flowing energy. It is believed that by blocking the bad energy; the good energy can than flow more easily and restore health.
There are so many new forms of medicines that are being practiced today that are less evasive and can be just as healthy for us.