Alternative Medicine - Research Article from World of Health

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Alternative medicine covers a broad range of philosophies, approaches, and therapies for healing. It is usually defined as treatments and practices outside of traditional Western medicine that are not taught widely in medical schools, not used in hospitals, and not usually reimbursed by insurance companies. The National Institutes of Heath's National Center for Complementary &Alternative Medicine divides alternative medicine into seven major categories: alternative systems of medical practice; bioelectromagnetic applications; diet, nutrition, lifestyle changes; herbal medicine; manual healing; mind-body control; and pharmacological and biological treatments. Alternative medicine is used to treat conditions ranging from colds to skin cancer.

Alternative medicine considers health a balancing of mind, body, and spirit. This is a holistic approach that considers the whole person, including his or her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Many alternative practices are designed to prevent health problems rather than treat symptoms later. Some alternative medicine...

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