For some time now I have notice that people are paying more and more attention to take care of their body, whether they are ill or healthy.
Alternative treatment comprehends complementary and alternative methods of treatment.
Alternative treatment is about preconceptions which way of treatment if more useful and also considers how to make treatment more effective than the official medicine.
I read couple of books written by those who practice alternative medicine daily.
I think is always good to look up all possibilities there are, before you decided for any treatment.
But, don’t get me wrong, I am still good with official medicine, which I deeply respect.
Although, that doesn’t mean, I can’t practice alternative medicine.
Most common methods of alternative treatment
- Herbal medicine
- Osteopathy with naturopathy
- Official medicine
In my post today I will briefly introduce each of the above mentioned treatments and methods (in fallowing posts that will come, I will wrote more about each alternative treatment).
Thus today’s doctors have a huge knowledge, which allows them to predict certain course of disease treatment and to subscribe appropriate drugs for each stage in which disease is developing.
In Chinese medicine, and thus also in the acupuncture our health is defined with human ability to maintain a harmonious internal environment.
Acupuncture is a simulative therapy
Thin steel needles, or needles of gold or silver are stick to certain points in the body.
Needles stimulate certain point all the way to the subcutaneous tissue.
Treatment includes monitoring of the critical points at energy channels, named also meridian, usually through the chaff with the needles on the certain places.
With this is released blocked life energy.
Conventional surface treatments are: forearms, hands, lower part of legs and feet, sometimes also the back, although acupuncture points are all over the body.
For example, with certain point on the feet can be used for the head treatment. If the patient is relaxed, the stitch should be painless.
The patient could feel when needle enter the body, but afterwards when needle goes deeper, patient feels nothing.
Acupuncture needles are full and thin, long from 12 mm to 10 cm, and goes in to 6 mm, or even deeper.
Needles remain in for about few seconds or could be also ztill one hour, depend from disorder and acupuncture method.
Average time is for about 20 min. Acupuncture examination includes overall of patient tongue and pulse – touched on both wrists.
If is necessary, a therapist can carry our also a physical examination, which is often focused on certain parts of the body).
Acupuncture therapist is always very careful to avoid blood vein and main organs. Blood is rarely shown, but in case there is any, it’s only a small drop. Therapist may use only sterilized needles.
For the patient is recommended that he eats something before the treatment. This is to avoid tiredness and weakness.
After the healing patients is recommended to avoid tiring movements for some times.
Chiropractic – beginning and evolving of chiropractic has start in the West.
All of its acknowledged educational institutions are operating in developed countries. It is also confirmed from the World Health Organization.
In many countries, is included in their health care system.
When we talk about beginning of chiropractic, we shouldn’t forget Hippocrates (450-375 BC) which is known after his work on the conclusions about spinal manipulation methods, described as »the most efficient among mechanical medicine«.
Official inauguration goes back to 1895 and belongs to Mr. D. D. Palmer from the State of Iowa.
Today the World chiropractic Association (WFC) brings together organizations from more than 78 countries.
Well know chiropractic is Dr. Yasuhiro Todo, founder of Slovenian Chiropractic Association – SCA. He defines chiropractic as a scientifically validate treatment method, which is specialized in the treatment of problems with the nervous-muscular-skeletal systems. If the vertebra in the incorrect position it may damage appurtenant joint ties.
Muscle groups could respond to this situation with cramp or with pain. This failure can consequently irritate spinal nerves platforms.
The President of Life Chiropractic College wrote: “Chiropractic with the spinal subluxation correction with normalization of backbone in biomechanics and with removing neurological barriers, allows the body to cure with its own vital forces”.
Homeopathy - is more than 200 year old method of treatment, based on the law of similarity. It heals similar to the similar.
Homeopathy comes from the word – homoios, which means similar and pathos means suffering.
It is heal with specially prepared medicines from nature, which have no side effects.
Homeopathic medicines boost defense mechanisms and immune system; therefore we could be healed with natural way.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by a special procedure, the so-called potentiation.
This is the dilution; which is hardly stirred on the each stage of dilution.
Who is homoeopath?
Homoeopath is a doctor or therapist of natural medicine. Real homoeopath takes into account three principles: the law of similarity, potentiation and patient individuality.
Homoeopath prescribes medicine to a patient, after he’s done with a long and thorough discussion with the patient.
Used as a rule is also, that homeopath subscribes only one medicine to treat the complex problems of individual patient.
Homeopathy cannot cure the diseases which have arisen from irreversible defects in the functioning of the body or bodies.
One good example is children’s diabetes, where there has been a complete termination of the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas, and unfortunately in these cases homoeopath cannot help it.
But with success could be treated elderly patients with aged form of diabetes. Homeopathy can help them to reduce the amount of official products.
Homeopathy does not treat the problems that they can be eliminated only with the operation.
If the body still retains part of the function, then the possibility to improve the situation still exists.
It is the same with the treatment of mental illness.
Homeopathy can help if there was a disturbance at a functional level, such as depression, phobias, anxiety, and hyperactivity.
However, if the cause of the disease is organic nature, then there is not much to do to improve it.
How does homeopathic medicine work?
With those healing medicines, which in healty people eliciting certain signs or symptoms, homeopathic is treating ill person with similar difficulties.
The most common example is the onion. We all know, that when we cut unions we begging to cry and tear from the nose.
So like this, union (Allium cepa) is used as a homeopathic medcine for the form of acute coryza or in hay fever.Those who have try to smoke know, that with drag of the first cigarete you get a dizzy feeeling and nausea.
Thus, the tobacco (Tabaccum) is used as a treatment forvertigo and to treat weakness.For homoeopath symptoms are not disease, but is only manifestation of internal disturbances, which helps to choose the proper medicine, which then often acts on the whole body.