Conventional practices in medicine may have reached dizzying new heights today with the possibilities of organ transplants and gene therapy, but the trend of reaching out to alternative medicine among people is becoming increasingly popular by the day. This is partly due to the rise of incurable or hard-to-treat diseases among people who have found no hope in modern medicine and partly due to the hard-to-ignore benefits that alternative medicine has shown on other people who have tried it and have become healthier as a result. People who had been unsuccessfully fighting serious illnesses like cancer for years using conventional methods such as chemotherapy found significant improvements when they decided to try Vitamin C infusions instead.
Alternative medicine encompasses a lot more than the usual massage therapy and acupuncture. It includes a wide variety of treatments such as dietary supplements, herbal preparations, megadose vitamins, magnet therapy as well as spiritual healing accompanied with yoga. Ayurveda and Chinese medicine have aptly demonstrated how the body can be healed using substances readily available in nature. Other techniques involving mind-body interventions such as meditation and mental healing continue to reinforce the practicality of alternative medical practices and are attracting more people each day towards them.