Alternative medicine are interventions that differ from the
traditional or conventional biomedical treatment of
It is an intervention that is used instead of conventional
Alternative medicine are called alternative because they
may not always be effective or not proved 100%
Revitalize the injured vital force
No side effects of the medicine in human organism
Based on three principles.
Simplex Similimum Minimum
Principle of Individualisation
Principle of Potentisation
No side effects, no contraindications
Pain Relief without side effects
Anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-septic
Powerful tools but not effective for all diseased states.
Also ineffective in treating some conditions which cry out
for simple nutrition and lifestyle changes.
The term "acupuncture" describes a procedures
involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the
body using a variety of techniques.
The acupuncture technique involves penetrating the
skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are
manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation
There is an energy flows through the body in channels
called acupuncture meridians which influences an organ
and there are different meridians for the heart, liver, lung,
large intestine, stomach, kidney, urinary bladder etc.
A non-invasive form of treatment, with few side effects.
Suitable for almost all people, regardless of physical
It cannot possibly cure the physical ailment, as in the case
of broken bones.
Treatments can be costly and often aren’t covered by health
insurance providers, and results aren’t guaranteed
Biofeedback is a non-invasive form of treatment.
The therapist attaches sensors or electrodes to the
body and these sensors provide a variety of
The instruments measure physiological activity such as
brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and
skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately
feed back information to the user.
Biofeedback therapy involves training patients to control
physiological processes such as muscle tension, blood
pressure, or heart rate.
Voluntary psychomotor control of activity is a significant
beneficial aspect of biofeedback.
Provides the patient with a chance to correct small changes
Training and guidance required by the therapist to facilitate
the first few treatment sessions.
An alternative treatment approach that use magnets as
a source of directed energy.
Magnet therapy involves applying a magnet to the skin
or close to the skin to improve a condition such as pain.
Based on the physics of electromagentism, and applies
these principles to the magnetic fields present in the
Uses electrolytes to assist with the electrical signaling
mechanisms that take place between cells.
Increase cellular processes that stimulate the
production of ATP, or cellular energy.
The effects include improved blood circulation which
works to provide needed oxygen and nutrient materials
throughout the body.
Its symptoms are the reactions of the body to the disease,
and the chief function of the physician is to aid the natural
forces of the body.
It was compiled centuries back by Hippocrates, the
Unani medicine is based on four Humor theories, which
are Dam (Blood), Balgham (Phlegm), Safra (Yellow bile)
and Sauda (black bile).
Effective for the treatment of skin diseases.
Also cure acute conditions i.e, indigestion, acidity etc.
Also capable of curing diabetes completely.
Does not offer medicines for improving body potency
and general health
Not useful for emergence disease & is very slow process,
takes a lot of time.
Therefore, it means that the AM are very useful in
curing various diseases without much pain, high cost
etc. Due to this many people use the AM instead of
conventional medicine. Following peoples prefer AM
more in last decades,
More women than men
Higher education levels
Back, neck, head, or joint pain suffers
Gastrointestinal disorders or sleeping problems
But it is very slow process and it takes lot of time to
U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. (2013). National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine. Retrieved from
WebMD. (2013). WebMD. Retrieved from
National Institue of Health. (2013). Office of Dietary
Supplements. Retrieved from http://ods.od.nih.gov