Mya Care Blogger 05 Dec 2018

Alternative medicine consists of health treatments from systems of medicine that are not commonly adopted by standard healthcare professionals[1].

While many feel that alternative medicine is not scientific, alternative medical practitioners have to study for several years like a general practitioner would and there is a large body of research to show that alternative medicine works (in some cases better than allopathic medicine).

Alternative medicines is also referred to as "anti-aging and regenerative medicine" due to a body of impressive research that supports the effectiveness of natural treatments[2].

An example of an alternative medicine treatment would be following a special diet for your condition instead of using a pharmaceutical. Acupuncturists, naturopaths, Ayurvedic or Chinese medicine practitioners are all healthcare professionals who fall under this category.

Practitioners of alternative medicine often adopt a far more holistic approach to medicine than allopathically trained doctors, who rather prefer to deal with their area of expertise.

This is the main benefit of pursuing alternative medicine. When looking at a holistic overview of the body, it is easier to assess what the root of a problem could be, rather than merely treating symptoms like a specialist would.

Other benefits of alternative medicine include[3]:

  • A far more tailored approach to your health and well-being.
  • Lessening the negative side effects of other treatments or therapies.
  • Better emotional and psychological support.
  • Little-to-no dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.
  • More freedom on your healthcare decisions.
  • It can be cost-effective in the long run.

You can look for Alternative Medicine healthcare providers on Mya Care here.


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