In the Western world, healthcare and healing practices are often associated with large pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and conventional medical practices. Anything outside of this regimented norm of health management is often called alternative medicine, practices and therapies. By definition alternative therapies refer to “any of a range of medical therapies that are not regarded as orthodox by the medical profession, such as herbalism, homeopathy, and acupuncture.” Other alternative medical practices may include but are not limited to any of the following:
When treating chronic diseases and conditions, it is important to explore different treatment options. What works for one person, may not work for another, which is why understanding alternative therapies is a subject area worth exploring.
As previously mentioned, the possibilities and different alternative medicine, therapies and medical practices are numerous. So choosing one that works for you or your family members is really a matter of research and trial periods. There are numerous publications, commentary and research on all of the aforementioned alternative therapies. Hence, it’s really just a matter of figuring out which one works for you and the ailment from which you are seeking relief and/or healing. For example, a person who would like to manage chronic back pain without the heavy use of painkillers may benefit from regular chiropractic visits. The foundation of this natural medical practice is bolstered on the idea that a properly aligned body knows how to heal itself from pain.
Note: The LaTeacha A. Coleman Foundation does NOT to prescribe to one alternative therapy over the other. Instead, we consider ourselves a hub for synthesized information. With that, this listing does not insinuate in any manner a backing, promotion or endorsement of a particular facility or alternative medical practice.