To define complementary alternative medicine the doctors and researchers of UK have listed different therapies for the curing of the illness.The scientific techniques and the therapies are like the Alexander technique, Aromatherapy, Thai spa using the bell shaped stones, body work therapies including hot oil massage, acupuncture, flower remedies, Ayurveda medicinal therapy and nutritional medicines. For the development of the mind and the central nervous system the methods which are used are meditation, yoga, psycho spiritual techniques and many others.
How the concept came into being:
Patient suffering from chronic pains are prescribed by medicinal practitioners to go under treatment of complementary medicine treatments. In cases of palliative care the complementary medicines are more preferable than the other medicines available. Since a long time it has been said that during palliative care a patient irrespective of age should be kept under regular guidance for good habits and spiritual values especially at the end of the life. Complementary alternative medicines are suggested by the medicinal practitioners to the patient keeping in mind two most important thing, firstly the patient willing to take it and secondly but most important is that the treatment is causing no extra harm or creating extra stress to the patient.
Applicable for what kind of patients:
The introduction of complementary alternative medicines not only helps the patient to recover slowly but completely, moreover it adds a special light to a patient’s life by giving them a broader aspect to think spiritual and social well being, maintaining a cool mind relaxation of all the nervous system, soothing all the excited nerves and providing them a support for controlling themselves and to react with the external stimuli in the perfect way. But all these have to be done keeping in mind the condition of the patient’s health and the capacity of him or her to adopt the situations.
Generally complementary therapies are advised to the patients who are undergoing the complementary medicine treatments by the medicinal practitioners. In many cases patients try to avoid treatments using drugs, but they prefer body-mind complementary treatments.
Different processes of alternative medicine:
NCCAM was formed in the year 1991, where the main motto of the organization was to create the awareness of the side effect of the drugs- treated treatments and spread the message of the complementary medicine an alternative medicine for the same disease but the process of healing was much easier. The process involving the treatments are:
• Whole medical system
• Mind-body medicine
• Biological based practices
• Energy therapies
• Manipulative and body based practices
All these processes are interred connected and if they are not strictly followed by a patient then he or she might not get the actual result wanted by them. The medicinal practitioners also believe that there is nothing better than the alternative medicines as they provide the patients to interact with the outer world and not get internally harmed by the chemical drugs of high dosage.
Another more important aspect of this treatment is that it can be done very cheaply. So every people without looking at their respective financial condition can choose this treatment. The brilliance of the concept the complementary alternative medicine lies in the way of its healing criteria which include the whole system of the human being.
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