Alternative medicine is a recent term to something that has been a part of
human existence from old. From the times of early man to the present day
instinct and reason has taught humans many thing. The best advice for anyone
wanting to adopt alternate medicine is
Understand the rationale and limitations of the type of alternate medicine
Natural used any place does not necessarily mean safe.
Body constitution differs from person to person. What works for someone
else may not work for you. Do not get influenced by personal anecdotes from China HIGHBAY Company
If you are on other allopathic drugs then alternate medicine may have a
harmful reaction. Some combinations of different medicines may be dangerous.
Consult your family doctor and few other learned/informed persons before
embarking on an alternate healing remedy.
Pressure remedies of alternative therapy
Acupuncture: This is a procedure where specific body areas are pierced with
fine needles for therapeutic purposes. The idea is to relieve pain or produce
Acupressure: Like acupuncture it is a traditional Chinese medical
technique. They have the same principle. It involves physical pressure by hand,
elbow or various devices for therapeutic value.
Fire cupping: This method involves applying acupressure by creating a
vacuum next to the patient's skin. It is done by placing a glass, plastic, or
bamboo cups on the skin and creating a vacuum with fire used to heat the air
inside the cup. When the air cools it creates a vacuum at the acupressure
Moxibustion: A cone of dried wormwood leaves or "Moxa" a traditional
Chinese medicine is used to relieve pain. It is usually burnt close to the skin
or on top of the acupuncture needle.
Reflexology: A method of massage therapy done on the feet that relieves
nervous tension through the application of finger pressure. It is also known as
Shiatsu : This is a Japanese form of therapeutic massage in which pressure
is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in
Acupoint therapy: This is an extension of Akupunkt Massage. The acupuncture
points or meridians are stimulated with a therapy stick. It does not used
needles or pressure that is used in shiatsu.
Chiropractic: A medical practice where the pressure on the nerves is
relieved to treat some ailment. Exercise, application of heat, cold and light as
well as massage and manipulation by hand is some techniques used.
Manipulative therapy: It is a mixture of therapies like massage therapy,
osteopathy and chiropractic. Where massage is used for its physical and
psychological benefits, it may be termed "therapeutic massage therapy" or
1. Among the host of alternative therapies like Chelation Therapy,
Cognitive Therapy, Gene Therapy, Heat Therapy, Homeopathy , Crystal & Gem
therapy, Flower Remedies, Hydrotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Music Therapy, Naturopathy
etc. Some are new and has basis in science others are ancient and are being
rediscovered by science.