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Top 5 Alternative Medicine Methods

Top 5 Alternative Medicine Methods

  • 16 March 2021
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Alternative medicine, especially in the last 20 years, has begun to gain traction in almost every corner of the world. The large cities we live in, the digital pollution created by the electronic devices we use, and the harmful effects of GMO foods on the human body, all have a significant influence on the re-inclusion of Alternative Medicine into our lives.

Therefore, we’ve compiled some of the Alternative Medicine methods that have often mentioned their name in recent years and have been successfully applied in Turkey.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy | Best Alternative Medicine

Homeopathy is one of the most popular methods of Alternative Medicine in recent years. Developed by the German doctor Hahnemann about 200 years ago, this method of treatment is based on the principle that the like heals the like.

In the modern understanding of medicine, doctors first attempt to identify the cause of the illness, then apply treatment strategies that will eliminate the cause. Diseases are viewed as a series of symptoms in the homeopathic approach. For the patient’s recovery, herbal medicines are prepared, and these symptoms are attempted to be eliminated.

The malaria disease and its treatment are some of the most common examples used to explain homeopathy. Modern medicine applies treatments to eliminate the parasite plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria. Malaria patients are given medications that contain the substance quinine, which can eliminate the parasites, as part of their treatment. Symptoms such as high fever and tremors observed in the patient pass with the death of parasites eliminated by quinine. Homeopathy, on the other hand, considers malaria as a series of symptoms that include a high fever, chills, and sweating, and implements a treatment technique to relieve these symptoms. A patient with symptoms is given a homeopathic remedy that has the same results as if the patient took it while healthy.

For more information about homeopathy, visit and see our “what is homeopathy?” article. 

Reflexology

Reflexology | Best Alternative Medicine Methods

Reflexology is an alternative medicine method that has been underappreciated for several years due to its promotion as a souvenir in Hollywood films and tourist destinations. According to reflexology, the sole of the foot is an area through which all of the body’s nerves pass, and it is a representation of the human body. Each point and organ of the body has a point on the sole of the foot that corresponds to it. With the proper pressure applied to these points, it is believed that the discomfort in the related parts of the body can be eliminated.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, chi energy flows in each person’s body. The channels through which this energy flows can be blocked when negative situations occur in a person’s life. This blockage causes various pains and ailments.

Reflexologists activate blocked channels by applying pressure to specific points, causing the individual to relax.

Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy | Best Alternative Medicine

The origins of neural therapy, about which we’ve been hearing a lot in recent years and that is now used in both public and private hospitals in Turkey, can be traced back to Germany. This procedure, which was invented by the German anesthesiologists Huneke brothers in 1920, is a form of local anesthesia.

Local anesthesia needles are usually applied directly to the skin to try to prevent problems with the nervous system. The following is how neural therapy, which is often used in the treatment of pain, works: pain and disorders can occur in the nervous, novelistic, and skeletal systems for a variety of causes, and these disorders can progress to chronic pain. Doctors administer local anesthesia into specific pain areas as part of neural therapy. These needles attempt to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanism by affecting the autonomic nervous system.

Let’s get one thing straight right away: the nervous system is a whole, so pain in one part of your body may be a trigger in another. Clenching your teeth, for example, can result in back pain. As a result, neural therapy can be used to treat any part of the body.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture | Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture must be mentioned while talking about needles and alternative medicine methods. Even today, the acupuncture method, which has been indispensable by Chinese medicine for thousands of years, maintains its effectiveness and validity.

Acupuncture, similar to neural therapy, is a treatment method that involves sticking very thin needles into specific points on the skin. These ultra-thin needles are inserted into anatomically critical points and stimulated to provide treatment.

Acupuncture, which is found suitable for many diseases by the World Health Organization (WHO), has special areas of expertise applied to different parts of the body. In addition to French Dr. Nogier’s method applied only by the ear, also known as the Nogier principle, there are also methods of microsystem acupuncture applied only to the hands and feet.

In addition to the doctors and health centers that successfully practice acupuncture treatments around the world, there are also places that try to practice this method of treatment without any training or expertise. At this point, it is worth mentioning that expertise is very critical. Improper treatment by inexperienced hands can lead to negative outcomes.

Acupuncture treatment in Turkey is provided in many health institutions supervised by the Ministry of Health. By contacting these centers, you can safely benefit from this method of treatment.

Magnetic Field Therapy

All of our lives are surrounded by electronic devices. Even if we don’t see it with the eye, these devices create serious electromagnetic pollution around us. Increased electromagnetic pollution can cause pain in different parts of our bodies. Especially lower back, shoulder, and back pain are the biggest repercussions of electromagnetic pollution.

Magnetic field therapy is applied to eliminate this negative situation in our body. With this treatment, which does not have any side effects, the negative load in the body is cleared.

The treatment applied in the cleaning of magnetic pollution in the body should be carried out by experts. In Turkey, this treatment is practiced in both public and private hospitals.

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