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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

  1. 1. Presented by:- Seerin Ahmad
  2. 2.  Introduction  Homeopathy  Accupuncture  Biofeedback Therapy  Magnetotherapy  Unani  Conclusion  Resources
  3. 3.  Alternative medicine are interventions that differ from the traditional or conventional biomedical treatment of disease.  It is an intervention that is used instead of conventional medicine.  Alternative medicine are called alternative because they may not always be effective or not proved 100% successful.
  4. 4. Main aim:  Revitalize the injured vital force  No side effects of the medicine in human organism
  5. 5. Principles:-  Based on three principles. Simplex Similimum Minimum Principle of Individualisation Principle of Potentisation Advantages:-  Avoid surgery  No side effects, no contraindications  Pain Relief without side effects  Anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-septic Disadvantages:-  Powerful tools but not effective for all diseased states.  Also ineffective in treating some conditions which cry out for simple nutrition and lifestyle changes.
  6. 6.  The term "acupuncture" describes a procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques.  The acupuncture technique involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation
  7. 7. Principles:-  There is an energy flows through the body in channels called acupuncture meridians which influences an organ and 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 physical condition Disadvantages:-  It cannot possibly cure the physical ailment, as in the case of broken bones.  Treatments can be costly and often aren’t covered by health insurance providers, and results aren’t guaranteed
  8. 8. Biofeedback is a non-invasive form of treatment. The therapist attaches sensors or electrodes to the body and these sensors provide a variety of readings-
  9. 9. Principles:-  The instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately feed back information to the user.  Biofeedback therapy involves training patients to control physiological processes such as muscle tension, blood pressure, or heart rate. Advantages:-  Voluntary psychomotor control of activity is a significant beneficial aspect of biofeedback.  Provides the patient with a chance to correct small changes in performance. Disadvantages:-  Training and guidance required by the therapist to facilitate the first few treatment sessions.
  10. 10.  An alternative treatment approach that use magnets as a source of directed energy.  Magnet therapy involves applying a magnet to the skin or close to the skin to improve a condition such as pain.
  11. 11. Principles:-  Based on the physics of electromagentism, and applies these principles to the magnetic fields present in the human body. Advantages:-  Uses electrolytes to assist with the electrical signaling mechanisms that take place between cells. Disadvantages:-  Increase cellular processes that stimulate the production of ATP, or cellular energy.  The effects include improved blood circulation which works to provide needed oxygen and nutrient materials throughout the body.
  12. 12.  Its symptoms are the reactions of the body to the disease, and the chief function of the physician is to aid the natural forces of the body.  It was compiled centuries back by Hippocrates, the great scholar.
  13. 13. Principles:-  Unani medicine is based on four Humor theories, which are Dam (Blood), Balgham (Phlegm), Safra (Yellow bile) and Sauda (black bile). Advantages:-  Effective for the treatment of skin diseases.  Also cure acute conditions i.e, indigestion, acidity etc.  Also capable of curing diabetes completely. Disadvantages:-  Does not offer medicines for improving body potency and general health  Not useful for emergence disease & is very slow process, takes a lot of time.
  14. 14.  Therefore, it means that the AM are very useful in curing various diseases without much pain, high cost etc. Due to this many people use the AM instead of conventional medicine. Following peoples prefer AM more in last decades, More women than men Higher education levels Former smokers Back, neck, head, or joint pain suffers Gastrointestinal disorders or sleeping problems But it is very slow process and it takes lot of time to cure.
  15. 15.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2013). National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Retrieved from http://nccam.nih.gov  WebMD. (2013). WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com  National Institue of Health. (2013). Office of Dietary Supplements. Retrieved from http://ods.od.nih.gov http://www.slideshare.net/alternativemedicine/s tudy?related=1

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