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Are you sure you want to YesNo Your message goes here 2.  Introduction Homeopathy Accupuncture Biofeedback Therapy Magnetotherapy Unani Conclusion Resources 3.

 Alternative medicine are interventions that differ from thetraditional or conventional biomedical treatment ofdisease.  It is an intervention that is used instead of conventionalmedicine.  Alternative medicine are called alternative because theymay not always be effective or not proved 100%successful.

Main aim: Revitalize the injured vital force No side effects of the medicine in human organism 5 Yet despite the pervasiveness, power, and promise of contemporary medical science, large segments of humanity either cannot access its benefits or choose not to do so. More than 80 percent of people in developing nations can barely afford the most basic medical procedures, drugs, and vaccines. In the industrial nations, .

Simplex Similimum MinimumPrinciple of IndividualisationPrinciple of PotentisationAdvantages:- Avoid surgery No side effects, no contraindications Pain Relief without side effects Anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-septicDisadvantages:- Powerful tools but not effective for all diseased states.

 Also ineffective in treating some conditions which cry outfor simple nutrition and lifestyle changes.  The term "acupuncture" describes a proceduresinvolving the stimulation of anatomical points on thebody using a variety of techniques.  The acupuncture technique involves penetrating theskin with thin, solid, metallic needles that aremanipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation 7. Principles:- There is an energy flows through the body in channelscalled acupuncture meridians which influences an organand there are different meridians for the heart, liver, lung,large intestine, stomach, kidney, urinary bladder etc.

Advantages:- A non-invasive form of treatment, with few side effects.

 Suitable for almost all people, regardless of physicalconditionDisadvantages:- It cannot possibly cure the physical ailment, as in the caseof broken bones Will duct tape cure my warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) established http://nccam.nih.gov/; First full scale article in JAMA on herbal medicine; Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) established .

 Treatments can be costly and often aren’t covered by healthinsurance providers, and results aren’t guaranteed 8. Biofeedback is a non-invasive form of treatment.

The therapist attaches sensors or electrodes to thebody and these sensors provide a variety ofreadings- 9. Principles:- The instruments measure physiological activity such asbrainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, andskin temperature.

These instruments rapidly and accuratelyfeed back information to the user.  Biofeedback therapy involves training patients to controlphysiological processes such as muscle tension, bloodpressure, or heart rate. Advantages:- Voluntary psychomotor control of activity is a significantbeneficial aspect of biofeedback.

 Provides the patient with a chance to correct small changesin performance By the end of this presentation, you should be able to. to Modern Medicine; Prepare to practice Integrative Medicine in the future. Presentation Outline. Definitions; Why Should We Care About CAM? What Do Patients Want? What Can We Provide to Meet the Demand? 60% - “It wasn't important for my doctor to know..

Integrative medicine aaron j. michelfelder, md, faafp, faama

 An alternative treatment approach that use magnets asa source of directed energy.

 Magnet therapy involves applying a magnet to the skinor close to the skin to improve a condition such as pain. Principles:- Based on the physics of electromagentism, and appliesthese principles to the magnetic fields present in thehuman body. Advantages:- Uses electrolytes to assist with the electrical signalingmechanisms that take place between cells.

Disadvantages:- Increase cellular processes that stimulate theproduction of ATP, or cellular energy 4 Nov 2000 - Based on a presentation from the Millennium Festival of Medicine To some they indicate that in the United Kingdom complementary and alternative medicine will grow to match its popularity in Germany or France, where, contrary to the United Kingdom, it is mostly practised by medically trained doctors..

 The effects include improved blood circulation whichworks to provide needed oxygen and nutrient materialsthroughout the body.  Its symptoms are the reactions of the body to the disease,and the chief function of the physician is to aid the naturalforces of the body.  It was compiled centuries back by Hippocrates, thegreat scholar.

Principles:- Unani medicine is based on four Humor theories, whichare Dam (Blood), Balgham (Phlegm), Safra (Yellow bile)and Sauda (black bile).

Advantages:- Effective for the treatment of skin diseases.

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 Therefore, it means that the AM are very useful incuring various diseases without much pain, high costetc.

Due to this many people use the AM instead ofconventional medicine. Following peoples prefer AMmore in last decades,More women than menHigher education levelsFormer smokersBack, neck, head, or joint pain suffersGastrointestinal disorders or sleeping problemsBut it is very slow process and it takes lot of time tocure.

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