Whole Medical Systems Therapy

Whole medical systems have stemmed from traditional medicine, but have worked to treat the body as a whole, rather than just the problematic area. Whole medical systems use breathing techniques, relaxation, touch and diet to help the medical problem. There are many different types of whole medical systems including homeopathy, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda

The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit words “ayus,” meaning life and “veda,” which refers to knowledge. Ayurveda was developed in India and has been used for more than 3,000 years, making it the oldest health system in the world. In India and some parts of Southeast Asia, it is still widely used today. In a survey of complementary and alternative medicines in the...

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Homeopathy

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a philosophy that applies to medicine. It is sometimes called homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy, which began in the late 18th century in Germany, is based on the concept that living organisms have the capacity to heal themselves. It is used widely in Europe and India. In the United States, 3.9 million adults and 910,000 children reported using this method of alternative medicine in...

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Naturopathy

Naturopathy

Naturopathy, also known as naturopathic medicine, is based on the philosophy that the body is capable of healing itself naturally. It was developed in the United States in the late 19th century. The goal of naturopathy is to not only treat illness and improve overall health, it is also to prevent disease. This is achieved through the use of healthy foods and physical exercise. Naturopathy may...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is based on the concept of energy or qi, which is pronounced, “chi.” Qi flows through the body via pathways known as meridians. When its passage is blocked, illness is the result. Chinese medicine has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It has also gained popularity in Western countries as a type of complementary medicine or treatment. It may include...

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