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The True Meaning of Alternative Medicine

The True Meaning of Alternative Medicine
by: Jay Moncliff
Many people who are suffering from disease or pain have thought about trying the alternative medicine route.  Before you try alternative medicine, you may want to learn a bit about it.  There are a lot of different types of alternative medicine and they all may not be right for you.

Alternative medicine is a type of therapeutic practice that is not considered to be a part of traditional or conventional medical treatment.  People use alternative medicine instead of using traditional medical treatment.  This is often because they feel it is a natural way to get better.

There are many types of alternative medicine.  Some are covered by medical insurance, but most are not.  Some forms of alternative medicine that may be covered are chiropractic and osteopathic therapy.  These forms of alternative medicine are widely used.

There are other forms of alternative medicine that are not as widely used, but are becoming more popular by the minute.  These are:  massage therapy, therapeutic touch, folk medicine, herbal medicine, special diets, homeopathy, music therapy, aromatherapy, naturopathy, faith healing, and new age healing.  There are also some non-western forms of alternative medicine such as:  Chinese medicine, gi gong, reiki, and ayarveda.

There are some less commonly practiced forms of alternative medicine as well.  One is called biofield therapy.  This is a form of alternative medicine that works with your so called "energy fields" to heal you.  Another is bioelectrical magnetic therapy.  This alternative medicine uses pulse and magnetic fields to heal you.

The Secret Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Secret Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been used for thousands of years for a variety of healing purposes. In fact, there are references to it in the Bible as a powerful healing agent. ACV contains a perfect balance of 19 vital minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, chlorine, sodium, iron, fluorine and silicon to name a few.

In addition to the minerals, it also contains 93 different healthy components that can even help your body regulate blood pressure and support your immune system. It also acts as a natural germ fighter as well as a powerful cleansing agent.

ACV also has some great external benefits as well. Not only does it maintain healthy skin, it also soothes sunburn and prevents dandruff. Researchers claim it can prevent baldness if used as a topical solution as opposed to being ingested. One of the most sought after qualities of ACV today are for it's weight loss properties.

Studies have shown that the nutrients, enzymes, and organic acids found in ACV act as a weight loss component by safely suppressing the appetite and increasing the body's metabolic rate.