Alternative medicine is a system of scientific knowledge and practical measures that are grouped for the purpose of detection, treatment and prevention of diseases, preservation and strengthening of health and working capacity of people, of life extension. Traditional medicine is the totality of people accumulated empirical knowledge about the healing medicine, medicinal herbs and hygiene practices, and their practical application of methods of alternative medicine to maintain health, prevent and treat disease.
Alternative medicine includes a wide range of treatments and practices. Some are from North America nineteenth century, such as chiropractic and naturopathy, some mentioned I roll my eyes, arose in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Germany, such as homeopathy and hydrotherapy, others are originated in China or India. These examples include some of the most common used methods. Most therapies can be considered as a part of five major classes: a biological approach, energy therapies, alternative medical systems, muscle and joint manipulation and treatment methods of the body through the mind.
Phytotherapy – treatment with medicinal herbs, in which the receiving infusions of various herbs rastenii 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 drugs.
Magnetotherapy – the treatment is permanent and pulsed magnetic fields. Treat diseases such as insomnia, chronic pain and diseases of the infectious type, fatigue, oxygen starvation of the body because of low pressure and others.
Urine therapy – external or internal use of human urine or animals for therapeutic purposes.
Aromatherapy – a treatment using scents against insomnia, migraine, inflammatory processes.
Homeopathy is a system of treating diseases, 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.
Apitherapy – as the main drug is the honey.
The treatment of sounds of different frequencies is used to cleanse the body and relieving pain.
Manual therapy is a complex of biomechanical techniques performed by hand, aims to eliminate pain and restore mobility of the spine and joints.
Hirudotherapy – leeches latch when the body gets rid of unnecessary blood, “reserve deposits” that are in the capillary system, will come into effect and the patient’s condition much improved.
Bioenergy therapy – the treatment by means of biological energy (the meditation training).
Hydrotherapy – water treatments, such as compresses, contrast showers, baths, General and local baths, douches, hardening.
Color therapy – the impact of different colors on the perception (a mental disorder).
Diet – restrictions in the diet, selected in such a way that the body is getting all the nutrients, but there was no feeling of overeating.
Metalotherapy – attachment to the body plates of different metal.
Naturotherapy – treatment using medicines of natural, mineral, vegetable or animal origin.
Crystal healing is a healing stones, healing magical properties of gems, stones, charms and stones on the signs of the zodiac.
Phototherapy or light therapy – the treatment metered exposure to sunlight and artificial sources of radiation (infrared, laser, UV), is used in the treatment of prostatitis and other urological and gynecological diseases.
Yoga special postures (asanas) to correct the metabolic disorders and prevent complications.
Treatment of starvation: the radical method, which is triggered lipid metabolism, and pancreas are given time to rest and recover.
Acupuncture (point massage) – the impact on the reflex, biologically active points of the body to start the natural mechanisms of healing the body.
The Voll method is diagnosis by measuring the electrical resistance between various points on human skin
Iridology diagnosis by the appearance of the iris of the eye
Tongue diagnosis (in Ayurveda; traditional Chinese medicine)