Medicine can be defined as the practice (or science) of maintaining and restoring health through study, diagnosis and treatment of patients. It can also be defined as any agent that treats a disease.
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Alternative medicine, therapies by Janine Keane
Medicine can be defined as the practice (or science) of maintaining and restoring health
through study, diagnosis and treatment of patients. It can also be defined as any agent that
treats a disease.
Professional therapist Janine Keane says that an alternative medicine is any form of medicine
that does not fit within the scientific framework of western medicine. Once a form of
medicine has been proven scientifically effective, and a theory has been determined to
explain in the language of western medicine why it is effective, it should no longer be
Unfortunately some alternative treatments do not cure the disease either; however, they
almost never have side effects (unless you are allergic) and are usually much more cost
effective than modern pharmaceuticals.
Some of the recognized alternative health therapies AKZ Management provides today are:
1. Aromatherapy - this is a very popular alternative health therapy. It is based on the
concept that the body's imbalances can be corrected with the help of the inhalation of
2. Acupuncture/ acupressure - these two therapies are combined under one head because
the function under the same premise, i.e. that the body has certain nodules or pressure
points, which if blocked or stimulated can be efficient in curing pain and many other serious
3. Herbal medicine - perhaps the most popular of all the alternative health available, the
herbal medicine has taken the world by storm. It has proved beyond any doubt that it is
extremely efficient in treating and curing many fatal diseases. The herbal treatment
harnesses the awesome power of the nature for providing relief and permanent cures.
4. Homeopathy: Homeopathy was developed in the 1800's by two doctors who noticed that
quinine, the only medicine capable of treated malaria, caused symptoms of malaria in
healthy people who were given it. They theorized that like would cure like, so caffeine which
normally causes wakefulness would be used to help someone who was not sleeping through
the night, sleep better. Alexis Zargar a professional therapist also serving with Akz
Management homeopathy is probably the only alternative medicine that is safe to try
without speaking with an expert, because the active substance is so dilute that it is not
possible to over dose, or incur side effects on the amounts in the local health food store,
never mind the few bottles you would keep in your home. At the same time, it is still best to
consult a homeopath to be sure that what your taking will work for what you need.
5. Oriental medicine: Oriental medicine is the only form of alternative medicine that is truly
comparably to western medicine as a complete system of medicine. Oriental medicine is
based on several theories developed thousands of years ago and first elaborated on in the
Yellow Emperor's Classic, between three and five thousand years ago. Oriental medicine
includes the practices of massage, acupuncture, herbal therapy, qi gong, and several others.
Tradition Chinese Medicine is a variant of oriental medicine specific to China. It is the only
variant of oriental medicine the can be found with relative ease in the United States. In
many parts of Asia, oriental medicine is still considered the standard of medical care and
western medicine is 'alternative.'