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by DrRic

What is Alternative Medicine?



Alternative Medicine has been used as a vast storage space for any form of healing that fell outside Western Medicine. In the 1990's the practice had been connotated with "snake oil" remedies. Many non-MD's have been unfairly lumped into this category of healing, to note that in the 80's and 90's, the modern day Doctor of Osteopathy was also on the brink of falling into this void (although now well established and side by side with Doctors of Medicine). Chiropratic Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors, Homeopaths, Acupuncturists, Herbalists, Reiki Energy Masters, Yoga Therapists have all earned a strong foot hold in the healing and care for the sick. The "whole body approach" to healing a patient incorporates mind-body-spirit into the formula for improving the function of a human life. The strength of many Alternative Medicine practices comes from anecdotal success in keeping the human species healthy and progressive for the last 5000 years in times prior to prescription drugs and surgeries.


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