Studying what Alternative Medicine is
In theory alternative medicine is a form that does not fit well with the western medicine framework once a form of medicine that has been well proven to be scientifically effective and a theory was able to show and explain the language of the western medicine why it has been said to be effective.
But then after the theory comes politics, in reality in the US alternative medicine is a form of medicine that has not been accepted as scientifically valid with the American Medical Association and US Government, in other countries different official bodies will then determine what is the true meaning behind it, like it has been believed that massage is a form of an alternative medicine. In Canada it has been considered as the conventional medicine that can be highly regulated.
Would you even believe that according to the US government the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine vitamins are completely or alternative medicine have not been proven to have any great affect on the human body.
There are theoretical uses of vitamins that are not even proven yet but that doesn’t mean that what has not been proven can be less effective since it has not been considered to be scientifically right.
At the same moment just because someone claimed that they offer a medicine makes them a liar, herbal supplements are not regulated and may not even disclose fully the ingredients that it contains for certain that will not tell you about the dangers of the interaction with the heart medication.
If you are interested in using an alternative medicine for a specific problem or just simply to be able to improve you health it is still best that you should do research and find the best company that can give that kind of medicine to you.
Then you may find a person that is really good with alternative medicine and that most forms of alternative medicine are not licensed in the US so ask where they went to school and how long have they been practicing it.
Oriental medicine is a form of alternative medicine that can be well compared to the western medicine as a system, oriental medicine is based on different theories that was developed thousand of years ago.
Herbal therapy is the most common form of alternative medicine found in the US and it is possible that it can be very risky, while most of the conventional medicine doctors prescribe today are from herbs, the herbal supplements that are commonly on sale have no common dosages and may contain fillers that are very rare with the side effects.