Alternative Medicine Massage

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Alternative medicine is a group of healing methods which formed through centuries by the experiments of our ancestors. Their insights into the successful use of indigenous foods and plants as medicines have survived through generations, to give us a rich, global heritage. Herbs were used in India five thousand years ago, oils in Egypt, and acupuncture in China. Alternative medicine massage is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not based on evidence gathered with the scientific method. Alternative medicine massage is based on tradition, belief in supernatural energies, pseudoscience, errors in reasoning, propaganda, or fraud. Alternative therapies lack scientific validation, and their effectiveness is either unproved or disproved. They have also been defined more broadly as the treatments that are not part of the conventional healthcare system.

The Purpose of Alternative Medicine Massage

The goal of Natural Healing is to reach a healthy state, and to form the ideal diet and lifestyle tailored to the individual. The goal is to provide the body with the right nutrition, vitamins and minerals, as well as to prevent toxic buildup in the body. When illness develops, it is the goal of natural healing to help the body heal to itself. Alternative healing massage is a wide concept that includes a wide variety of healing methods. For example, osteopathy, naturopathy, and acupuncture require close to the same length of schooling as traditional medical doctors, but people often put them in the same hat with kinesiology, iris diagnostics or shamanism that anybody can learn in a couple weeks long course, never having medical schooling in anatomy, physiology or psychology.

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Alternative medicine treats the whole person; including body and mind, taking into account the person[‘s symptoms, lifestyle, diet, feelings and beliefs. Most well informed people seek out an Alternative Practitioner who has medical knowledge and background in combination with alternative methods. They use the discoveries of modern medicine along with herbal, vitamin or other natural treatments. They pay attention to the person’s physical and emotional state, as well as family, relationships, job environment, stress level, which is all playing a major role in developing a healthy diet and lifestyle, thus preventing and treating illness.

Before You Try It

Traditional medical doctors are not only trained, they're licensed. But that's not always the case with Alternative Medicine practitioners. Some states have licensing requirements for certain specialists, like acupuncturists and massage therapists, and many are expanding their requirements for licensing as Alternative Medicine practices grow in popularity.

Finding a good Alternative Medicine practitioner is still not as easy as looking someone up in a phone book. You can ask another health care provider for a referral, gathering information about the practitioner you are considering, and meeting with the practitioner to ask about risks and benefits of treatment — the same kinds of things you'd do if you were interviewing a new doctor.

You may have already used a complementary or alternative practice, like yoga or massage, and not even thought about it! Trying practices like meditation and breathing can't do any harm, but other Alternative Medicine techniques may have consequences for people with certain health conditions. Even the more mainstream practices like yoga can hurt someone with a health condition like a back problem, if they are not done properly. So check with your doctor before trying any Alternative Medicine techniques. Your doctor will try to guide you on which practices you can safely try while continuing with your current method of treatment.

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