Complementary and Alternative Medicines

When most people are sick or need a health check-up they will call their local family doctor to get an appointment. This is one of the main and most popular ways that people stay on top of their physical health. Yet there are also other types of medical treatments including alternative and complementary medicine that are increasing in popularity. These treatments can also help to improve an existing medical condition or one’s overall health.

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Alternative medicine refers to healing practices that are not as much based on scientific evidence, rather the healing effects it may have on the body based upon first-hand evidence. The type of therapy used is based on the patient’s symptoms and preferences. There are many types of alternative medicine including chiropractic, homeopathy, energy-medicine, naturopathy and more. Although alternative medicine is not generally included in most medical schools, it is increasing in popularity and use based on the positive health results many patients have experienced.