Medicine and the way we treat sickness is changing. The future has come or maybe it’s the past. Spirituality has met science and has become our new advancement for medicine. It’s the best of both worlds.
concept promoted by these new alternative therapies are to replace the drug use
its side effects and our dependency on pharmacy. Instead of pain killers it may
be acupuncture, instead of getting a minor operation it’s a need to balance
concept behind all this is simple, there is an intelligence that pervades the
universe, when we become unaligned with it we become sick. Claims from new age
practitioners are that our health problems are a result of misalignment of the
latent natural energy within. To have perfect health, emotional spiritual as
well as physical this energy must be aligned with various techniques that are
unknown to general practitioners but used by those who have trained in new
alternative ways to heal. We need to treat not only the body but the mind and
essentially the Spirit.
Healing may be
defined as any method of healing that varies from traditional Western Medicine
practices. Many of the healing techniques that are accepted and effective in
other countries have not yet been adopted in the Western countries.
atmosphere is changing, however, as a growing number of Western doctors are
starting to realize that some of their patients are healing faster and more
effectively when they do utilize these other methods. Many people are now
educating themselves as to the variety of healing methods that are available to
them and are combining the best of both worlds.
Alternative medicine exists in all cultures to some
degree and terms such as traditional medicine, indigenous medicine or folk
medicine etc. are used to describe such practices. These medicines date back
hundred or even thousands of years depending on the country and culture
There are more than 100 systems of alternative
medicines still in practice all over the world. Every country, region or
area has its own traditional system of health and medical cares such as for the
Chinese it is acupuncture; for the French, magnetic healing; for the English,
Herbalism; for India, Ayurveda with Siddha being widely practice in the
southern part of the country; for Japan, Shiatsu etc.
The most popular forms of alternative medicine are
Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Yoga, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Kinesiology,
Iridology, Reflexology, Massage, Chiropractic care, Magneto therapy, Shiatsu,
Herbalism, Meditation, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Chromo therapy, Diet
therapy, Hydropathy and Reiki.