Studying what Alternative Medicine is
In theory alternative medicine is a form that does not fit well with the western medicine framework once a form of medicine that has been well proven to be scientifically effective and a theory was able to show and explain the language of the western medicine why it has been said to be effective.
But then after the theory comes politics, in reality US alternative is a form of medicine that has not been accepted as scientifically valid with the American Medical Association and US government in other countries different official bodies will choose what is the true meaning behind it, like it has been believed that massage is kind of alternative medicine. In Canada it has been considered as the conventional medicine that can be highly regulated.
Would you even believe that according to the US government the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine vitamins are completely or alternative medicine have not been proven to have any great affect on the human body.
There are theoretical uses of vitamins that are not yet proven fully but that doesn’t really mean that what has not been proven can be less scientifically valid.
At the same moment just because someone claimed that they offer a medicine makes them a liar, herbal supplements are not regulated and may not even disclose fully the ingredients that it contains for certain that will not tell you about the dangers of the interaction with the heart medication.
If you are interested in using an alternative medicine for a specific problem or just simply to improve your own health and well being its best to do research on the kind of alternative medicine you are interested in and speak with the doctor about whether or not she will be willing to work with a specific alternative.
Then you may find a practitioner who was able to go on training on that specific area with the alternative medicine, most forms of alternative medicine are not licensed in the US so ask where they went to school and how long have they been practicing it then that can go to the doctor to ensure that you get the right need without any side effect.
Oriental medicine is the form of alternative medicine that can be compared to western medicine as a complete system of medicine, oriental medicine is based various theories developed on thousand of years and elaborated on the Yellow Emperors Classic between three and five thousand years go.
Herbal therapy is the most common form of alternative medicine found in the US and it is possible that it can be very risky, while most of the conventional medicine doctors prescribe today are from herbs, the herbal supplements that are commonly on sale have no common dosages and may contain fillers that are very rare with the side effects.