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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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.

7 health benefits of Reiki that will boggle your mind
- Mita Majumdar
July 24, 2014 at 05:19pm
Interested in how Reiki can help you become healthy? Well, here are some of the benefits this practice has.

The why, how and when of breast cancer explained the META healing way
- Anu Mehta
June 03, 2014 at 04:33pm
Here is breast cancer explained through the eyes of a META healing master Anumita Mehta.

Homeopathy treatment for PCOD or PCOS – how does it help?
- Debjani Arora
May 22, 2014 at 11:00am
A cure for PCOD going the homeopathy way might not be a possibility, but it can definitely help you to deal with the condition greatly.

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Can homeopathy help you lose weight?
- Debjani Arora
May 12, 2014 at 08:05pm
Homeopathy can help one lose weight considerably if followed with right dietary habits and regular exercise

Homeopathy treatments — 7 reasons you need to try it out
- Debjani Arora
May 06, 2014 at 04:16pm
Contemplating homeopathy treatments for your ailments, we give you reasons and tell you why you are on the right track.

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- Pavitra Sampath
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- Editorial Team
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Here are some Ayurvedic herbs that are great for women.

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