So what really is Alternative Medicine?

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With a new year and your resolutions to take care of body, mind and soul, it’s the perfect time to explore new ways of treating your health issues. There are many other medicinal practices you can explore over traditional medicine. If you have ever thought about alternative medicine but didn’t really know what it is or weary of exploring it, we are here to answer your question: What is alternative medicine?

By definition, Alternative Medicine is “any of a range of medical therapies that are not regarded as orthodox by the medical profession, such as naturopathy, homeopathy, and acupuncture.” 

Alternative Medicine has been practiced throughout the world for all ages and in China, Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture has been used and practiced for over 5,000 years.

The benefits include a more holistic and safe approach to treating a variety of health issues, ranging from stress to severe illnesses, and in some cases treating life-threatening illnesses where conventional medicine did not work. Most treatments are based on the use of all-natural ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and herbs, as well as physical touch including Bowen therapy.

Alternative medicine is practiced and administered by Naturopathic Doctors (NDs). Trained similar to traditional doctors,  NDs work toward determining and treating the underlying cause of disease, by choosing not to mask symptoms with potentially harmful drugs. These therapies can include: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Supplementation, Intra Venous Therapy, Diet, Nutrition Counselling, Hormone Balancing, and more!

Alternative Medicine can be used for treatment for a variety of health issues including stress, joint pain, weight loss and even family planning.

If you are interested in exploring Alternative and Naturopathic Medicine, feel free to get in touch with us today!

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