Nowadays, more and more people are turning to alternative or complementary treatments to treat their diseases
Complementary and Alternative treatments are often interchangeable terms although initially alternative treatments were meant to be used instead of conventional treatments, it is now often used together with conventional treatments to treat illnesses, given the name Complementary Treatments.
How or where can you find and learn more about these treatments? There are many doctors such as Naturopaths and Holistic physicians that offer a variety of treatments for almost all types of diseases including cancer, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular problems, infertility, endocrine disturbances, depression, allergies, and many more.
Naturopaths believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and have six fundamental principles they base their practice on using the healing power of nature, do no harm, find and treat the underlying cause not only the symptoms, treat the whole person not only the disease, educate the person, and prevent further diseases.
Some of the alternative treatments they offer include nutrition and diet advice helping the body to function better and prevent toxins from building up, herbal medicine, homeopathy which boosts your immune system, water, oxygen, and physical therapies, and more. Their main goal is to reduce symptoms and re-balance the body.
Most of these Alternative treatments have been used for centuries, most are relatively inexpensive and can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments.
Complementary treatments are often used with conventional treatments by many doctors and hospitals to help ease pain or discomfort and improve the efficiency of conventional treatments.
Complementary treatments are usually based on physical therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and massage as well as relaxation therapies such as meditation, and visualization, and of course herbal medicine. Not only do people accept the alternative or complementary treatments to treat their diseases but also to feel better as a whole.
Since conventional treatments may cause harsh side effects and are rather expensive, people are looking for options. Finding a complete treatment plan using conventional treatments, alternative or complementary treatments, or complementary treatments is now a more excepted option.
Complementary treatments can help reduce the adverse side effects due to chemotherapy, radiation, or other side effects from drugs.
The best way to treat any disease is to consult with your doctors.
A team of doctors that work together whether they are medical doctors or naturopaths and/or holistic physicians may substantially improve your treatment experience and ultimately get better results.
There is no single path that is correct, each practice is used around the globe every day, helping people is the Hippocratic oath for all doctors.