Some simple alternative treatments are natural herbal medicines, homeopathic (medicine or remedies), yoga, acupressure and reflexology holistic massage.
The term alternative medicine is the free use to cover all forms of medicines except modern or allopathic. In 1973, the Medical Faculty of the University of Rome convened the first World Congress of Alternative Medicines, and the provisional program contained more than 135 different therapies. The W.H.O. has also identified and listed more than 100 types of practices and termed these as traditional medicine.
Alternative medicines otherwise called as alternative therapy, alternative healing, alternative treatment, holistic medicine, holistic therapy, healing therapy, holistic healing, natural medicine, naturopathic medicine, natural remedies, complementary medicine, integrative medicine, and traditional medicine. Each medicine called with different names has to differ from each other with a very sensitive meaning.
There are 100s of systems of alternative medicines still in practice all over the world. Every country or region has its own traditional system of medicine such as for the Chinese – acupressure & acupuncture, for the French - magnetic healing, for Germans - Heilpraxis, for English - Herbalism, for Indians - Ayurveda, for Muslim countries - Unani, for southern part of the country - Siddha and for Japanese - shiatsu.
Most popular alternative treatments
Some of the most popular forms of alternative treatments are Herbal remedies, Homoeopathic, Unani, Siddha, Naturopathy, Yoga, Acupuncture & Acupressure, Magnetotherapy, Shiatsu, Herbalism, Meditation, Aroma therapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Gem therapy, Chromotherapy, Hydropathy, Diet Therapy, Reflexology and Reiki.