Top 10 Alternative Remedies

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Alternative remedy or alternative medicine refers to medical treatments that are not mainstream therapies. Pros like to call it as ‘complementary’ medicine or ‘integrative’ medicine. 4 out of 10 people in USA admitted to using some form of alternative remedy. The eastern medicine is amongst the popular choices in alternative medicine. Let’s look at the popular alternative remedies known to the English speaking world.

  • Reiki is the practice of tapping into your natural energy to accelerate healing. The practitioner hover his hands over your body to channel your energy into healing.
  • Acupuncture, the traditional Chinese medicine is about using needles to tap into specific points. Like Reiki, the goal is to channel your body’s natural energy.
  • Ayurveda dates back to 1000 BC in India. It extensively uses herbs and special diets to treat illness.
  • Herbal medicine is used by 80% of the people in the planet, according to World Health Organizations (WHO). This therapy uses parts of plant including root and leaves to heal body.
  • Acupressure follows the same working model of Acupuncture, except it doesn’t involve usage of needles. Practitioner’s hands, elbows and feet are used to apply pressure.
  • Aromatherapy is gaining popularity in this century. It uses essential oils extracted from roots, leaves, etc… to promote healing.
  • Homeopathy works similar to vaccination. It involves giving smaller doses of substances, which would otherwise cause adverse effects when taken in larger amounts.
  • Naturopathy unlike Reiki relies on healing power of nature. Its treatment techniques involve behavioral changes, nutrition and lifestyle related tweaks.
  • Magnetic field therapy is a kind of energy therapies that uses magnetic field to treat a range of musculoskeletal problems.
  • Reflexology is little known alternative medicinal practice. It involves applying pressure on target spots including feet, hands and ears.