Alternative medicine encompasses a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies. These practices hold many differences and contain unique techniques, but their commonality lies in the fact that they are not based on the scientific method.
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Alternative medical practices have diverse foundations and methodologies. Its practices can be classified by their cultural origin or by the basis of its beliefs.
The primary principle of alternative medicine is to treat the person not just the disease. Alternative medical practitioners look at the cause of an ailment, believing that illness does not occur without a cause. The underlying cause of a disease must be removed before a patient can heal. Alternative medicine also believes in the power of nature, and natural remedies for health conditions.
Treatments & Therapies
Alternative medicine is a blanket term that covers a vast variety of treatments, therapies, techniques and lifestyles. Popular alternative medical therapies include:
Homeopathy – a belief that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people.
Naturopathic medicine – belief that the body heals itself using a supernatural vital energy that guides bodily processes.
Traditional Chinese medicine – incudes acupuncture and cupping
Ayurvedic medicine – belief that imbalances cause disease and balance can be restored with herbs, minerals and heavy metals.
Herbal remedies – substance based practices that use natural substances like herbs, minerals and food remedies to treat health conditions.
How it Works
At Dayton Dandes Medical Center we provide a variety of alternative medical therapies to patients including:
- Chinese Medicine
- Cupping Therapy
- Chelation Therapy
- Milk Thistle
- Hydration Therapy