Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine is a type of therapy which does not involve the use of conventional allopathic medicines. These therapies aim at resolving the root of the problem or cause of a disease or condition and do not rely on surgical or technology based approaches to treat them. It mainly involves the use of certain naturally occurring substances. There are more than 500 different types of alternative medicines. Some of the most common alternative therapies are Ayurveda, Unani, homeopathynaturopathy and acupuncture. People who are skilled with alternative medicine are called alternative practitioners. They implement a ‘holistic approach’ to treat a condition taking into account the patient’s physical, mental and emotional health altogether. While many health practitioners question the effectiveness of alternative medicine, there are several people who claim to have been relieved of their illness with alternative medicine. Because alternative medicine involves a holistic approach, it generally takes time to show results. Therefore, most people do not prefer alternative medicine. The chances of  getting cured of a diseases or condition with alternative medicine vary among people and whether a particular alternative therapy will work for your condition cannot be determined unless you try it. In this section, you’ll find articles on various alternative medicines as well as specific information on alternative medicine of Indian origin. You can try tips and home remedies for various conditions like diabetesseasonal allergies, weight loss, hair loss.  

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Reiki for cervical spondylosis
- Mita Majumdar
August 27, 2014 at 04:31pm
Cervical spondylosis is the wear and tear -- generally age-related --  affecting the vertebrae and the spinal discs of the neck. The cervical spine …

5 alternatives to pain medication
- Pavitra Sampath
August 18, 2014 at 06:29pm
Here are 5 ways you can fight pain without the use of medication.

Yoga and Ayurveda
- Pavitra Sampath
August 14, 2014 at 06:06pm
We often talk about Ayurveda and yoga as two separate aspects of wellness. While one is form of medicine, the other is tough of as a form of …

7 ways acupressure can keep you healthy
- Pavitra Sampath
August 11, 2014 at 06:25pm
If you want to keep yourself healthy, holistically, here are 7 ways acupressure can help you.

Ayurveda to beat hair fall
- Pavitra Sampath
August 08, 2014 at 02:09pm
Here are some simple Ayurvedic remedies to beat hair fall.

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How do your body’s chakras affect you?
- Pavitra Sampath
August 07, 2014 at 11:40am
We have 7 chakras in our body and when they do not function properly, it can cause havoc with our health. Here is a list of all the main chakras and …

Breastfeeding Week 2014: 14 tips to breastfeed better
- Pavitra Sampath
August 04, 2014 at 05:04pm
Having trouble breastfeeding your child? Here are some expert tips on how you can breastfeed with ease.

Ayurveda for weight loss
- Pavitra Sampath
August 04, 2014 at 04:59pm
Here is a quick and easy way to lose weight with Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic medicine — health benefits of Guduchi
- Anusuya Suresh
August 01, 2014 at 04:59pm
Here are the Ayurvedic uses of Guduchi.

Acupressure points for weight loss
- Mita Majumdar
July 25, 2014 at 03:51pm
Want to lose weight? Well, acupressure might be exactly what you need to lose that excess weight.

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