Alternative medicine, alternative therapies
It is possible to allocate such forms of alternative medicine like:
phytotherapy (treatment with medicinal herbs, in which the reception of infusions of various plants and herbs has a beneficial effect on the work of the whole organism, cleanses the vital organs and blood from toxins, enhances the protective functions of the organism without adverse effects on organs, as it can be when taking chemical preparations);
urine therapy (external or internal application of urine humans or animals for therapeutic purposes in modern medicine, this method is considered dangerous in connection with possibility of development of poisoning and the spread of infection);
aromatherapy (treatment using scents);
homeopathy (a system of disease treatment, which consists in the use of minimal doses of substances that cause in larger doses phenomena that are similar to the symptoms of the disease);
acupuncture (moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, acupuncture, acupressure);
naturotherapy (treatment using medicines of natural, mineral, vegetable or animal origin);
apitherapy (honey therapy);
manual therapy (a complex of biomechanical techniques performed by hand, aims to eliminate pain and restore mobility of the spine and joints);
hirudotherapy (leeches latch);
bioenergy therapy (treatment with poosibilities energy);
hydrotherapy – hydrotherapy (the use of prophylactic and treatment purposes, water in the form of local and General baths, rubdowns, showers, body wraps, compresses, douches);
stone therapy (massage technique using various natural stones);
the treatment of color;
magnetic therapy (the treatment is permanent and pulsed magnetic fields);
treatment diets (carbohydrate-free diet, food combining, protein-free diet, etc.);
metalotherapy (attachment to the body plates of different metal).
Conventionally unconventional treatment methods are divided into alternative and complementary. Alternative therapy involves a complete refusal of standard therapy and the complementary – used in combination with standard treatments.
Before using non-traditional methods or preparations, please consult your doctor, he will tell which ones can potentially harm.
Safe application of non-traditional medicine? The fact is that often data on the effective dose of the drug estimated, it was never a clinical trial, the effect is unpredictable, not known bioavailability and interactions with other drugs, and, finally, if the remedy is natural, it does not mean that it is not toxic, because toxic substances contained in many plants that can cause poisoning, and can be a cure.