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Holistic Medicine has never been more popular. Nearly 40 percent of adults report using complementary and alternative medicine, also called Holistic Medicine for short.Doctors are embracing Holistic therapies, too, often combining them with mainstream medical therapies - spawning the new term "integrative medicine."

What are some examples of complementary and alternative medicine?

Exactly what's considered complementary and alternative medicine changes constantly as treatments undergo testing and move into the mainstream. To make sens of the many therapies available, it helps to look at how they're classified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the agency that funds scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine:

1. Whole medical systems

2. Mind-body medicine

3. Biologically based practices

4. Manipulative and body-based practices

5. Energy medicine6. Rife Technology

Keep in mind that the distinctions between therapies aren’t always clear-cut, and some systems use techniques from more than one category.

Whole medical systems

A system isn’t just a single practice or remedy — such as massage — but many practices that center on a philosophy, such as the power of nature or the presence of energy in your body. Examples of whole medical systems include:

Mind-body medicine

Mind-body techniques strengthen the communication between your mind and your body. Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners say these two systems must be in harmony for you to stay healthy. Examples of mind-body connection techniques include meditation, prayer, and relaxation and art therapies.

Biologicall based practices

Mind-body techniques strengthen the communication between your mind and your body. Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners say these two systems must be in harmony for you to stay healthy. Examples of mind-body connection techniques include meditation, prayer, and relaxation and art therapies.

Rife Technology

Rife technology is not new but the application invented by Raymond Rife has been used to cure many diseases in the past and present which were pronounced “incurable”. by allopathic medicine that are being used to cure people in many parts of the world. The basic principle is based on “vibrational medicine” based on Dr Royal Rife’s work and ultra sound technology.

Manipulation and body-based practices

These methods use human touch to move or manipulate a specific part of your body. They include chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation and massage.

Energy Medicine

Some complementary and alternative medicine practitioners believe an invisible energy force flows through your body, and when this energy flow is blocked or unbalanced you can become sick. Different traditions call this energy by different names, such as chi, prana and life force. The goal of these therapies is to unblock or re-balance your energy force. Energy therapies include qi gong, therapeutic touch, reiki and magnet therapy.

Why are some doctors hesitant about complementary and alternative medicine?

Many conventional doctors practicing today didn’t receive training in CAM therapies, so they may not feel comfortable making recommendations or addressing questions in this area. However, as the evidence for certain therapies increases, doctors are increasingly open to complementary and alternative medicine. At the same time, doctors also have good reason to be cautious when it comes to complementary and alternative medicine. Conventional medicine values therapies that have been demonstrated through research and testing to be safe and effective. While scientific evidence exists for some CAM therapies, for many there are key questions that are yet to be answered.

In addition, some practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine make exaggerated claims about curing diseases, and some ask you to forgo treatment from your conventional doctor. For these reasons, many doctors are conservative about recommending CAM therapies.

Give the Holistic Medicine approach a try and get the remedy you need.

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