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Some Truths Regarding Alternative Medicine in Bellevue

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Alternative medicine is occasionally called complementary medicine and it can be varied in its approach to health maintenance or therapy.  It can mean folk or indigenous medicine, faith healing or even physiotherapy or therapeutic massage.  These kinds of knowledge will never be learned in medical schools and do not expect conventional hospitals to offer these kinds of treatments.  Since almost all kinds of non conventional therapies are considered alternative medicine, the tendency to take them seriously is difficult to consider.  We can also add to the growing list of alternative medicine probiotics, pranic healing or any kind of new age treatment, yoga, herbology, acupuncture, homeopathy and fad diets.  It is essential to bear in mind that not all these approaches fall into quackery and in fact some of them are quite much more effective than conventional (read: Western pharmaceutical) medicine.

There have been numerous scientific researches to validate the efficacy of some alternative medicine procedures.  One can go to the library or go online on the Internet and easily find materials that validate and promote the value of any type of alternative treatment.  Even friends or family can be sources of information regarding specific alternative treatments.  It’s a fair chance that many of them have opted for alternative medicine after knowing conventional medicine can actually be harmful to the health of a person.

Being given chicken soup by your granny for your fever or a friend of your mother recommending applying egg yolk on your acne, which more often than not are effective remedies for those conditions are all considered part of alternative medicine.  This valuable information is not available knowledge in medical school.  Chicken soup is rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, hydration which are good in curing fever; it also good to eat.  Egg yolks are very rich in proteins and they enrich, moisturize and soothe the skin too.  An egg yolk helps remove embedded skin dirt and impurities without adding oil to the skin or drying it.  Would you ignore these fine alternatives because your doctor did not recommend them to you?

Some alternative medicines by the sheer force of overwhelming proof, have been begrudgingly accepted by Western medicine. Bellevue  Acupuncture is one of these treatments.  Practiced for thousands of years in China acupuncture is viewed as conventional therapy in many parts of Asia.  In the US acupuncture is only widely regarded as an effective treatment for pain.  However, so many people are now claiming this treatment is very effective in treating several cases of infertility, excessive weight and chemical and behavioral addiction among many others.  Proof of the efficacy of acupuncture is that the World Health Organization and the US National Institutes of Health have officially endorsed acupuncture as valid treatment for many kinds of conditions.

Written by Valerie

April 21st, 2012 at 3:35 am