What is Alternative Medicine?

In today’s modern healthcare system, alternative healthcare treatments and remedies are proven compliments to conventional and western medicine. With a wide-range of options, alternative medicine can be an effective component to an integrated approach to the prevention of and caring for injuries, illness and disease.

Below you will find a series of articles and other information to help you learn more about alternative medicine and its many advantages for living a healthier lifestyle and saving money on healthcare expenses. You can search for a favored topic or browse the BHA library for new ideas that might work for you.

What Is Alternative Medicine?
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic takes a natural systemic approach to healing.  It is an overall way of looking at the human body, which is based on the idea that the body is self -sustaining and self-healing.
Are Chiropractors also primary health care providers?
The DC can provide all three levels of primary care interventions and therefore is a primary care provider.
What is Reiki?
Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. 
What is Reflexology?

Also called zone therapy, reflexology involves the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears. 

What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
One of the world's oldest holistic healing systems developed in India.
What is Pilates?
A physical fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a generic term for the physical, mental and spiritual discipline of attaining a state of peace.
What is Acupuncture?
One of the oldest healing practices in the world.
What is Energy Medicine

Energy Medicine utilizes techniques from time-honored traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong.

What is Herbal Medicine?
Also known as Botanical Medicine or Phytomedicine.
What is a Holistic MD?
Practitioners that take a more integrative approach to healing.
What is a Naturopath?
A practitioner that helps to restore the body's natural ability to maintain optimal health.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body as it attempts to regain health.
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