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.  


How diabetes can be treated with naturopathy
- Pavitra Sampath
September 12, 2014 at 04:23pm
If you have been suffering from diabetes for a while now, here is a form of treatment you can try.

What to expect at the naturopath’s office
- Pavitra Sampath
September 10, 2014 at 05:28pm
Ever wonder how naturopaths diagnose a disease? Here is all you need to know about the process.

Ayurvedic massage for your feet — a step-by-step guide for a good night’s sleep
- Pavitra Sampath
September 08, 2014 at 12:19pm
Have tired feet or can't seem to fall asleep? Here is a great, simple and cheap Ayurvedic massage that is sure to help you get a good night's rest.

Is naturopathy safe during pregnancy?
- Pavitra Sampath
September 05, 2014 at 04:31pm
If you are pregnant you are probably wondering about what kind of treatments are safe for your unborn child. Here is an expert interview on how …

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 …

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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.

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 …

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