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An Introduction to Alternative Health Treatments

Treatment can be defined as a practice (or science) maintain and restore health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of patients. It can also be defined as the agents who treat the disease.

Although the definition I have used here stating that the Agency is treating the illness, most drugs are not currently treating the disease. Many only treating the symptoms of the disease. For example, a drug for arthritis usually treat pain without treating inflammation. Insulin and other drugs that control blood sugar levels do not cure you of your blood sugar problems. They only help control your blood sugar levels.

Unfortunately some of the alternative treatments do not cure the disease, however, they almost never have any side effects (unless you’re allergic) and is usually far more effective than modern medicine.

Almost anything can be considered as an alternative health treatment. Examples of alternative health care include: various forms of massage, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, and even yoga or meditation.

I can tell you that many scientists and doctors say that there is no scientific evidence that very little to support some of these treatments. There is no scientific evidence to support the “placebo effect” is good however, the placebo effect is widely recognized. From all that I’ve learned about clinical trials, scientists are trying to learn things in a “vacuum”. The study carried out using the criteria of inclusion and exclusion. One of the reasons for the criteria was the focus of the study, but sometimes the criteria to eliminate the factors that can affect the results of the research. One of these factors can take certain medications. Continue Reading

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