Filed under: Alternative TherapiesMany people have a usual medical routine or consistent doctor they visit when the ailment calls for it. So it is no surprise that the term alternative medicine may conjure up confusion. After all, how many people know what homeopathy or ayurveda is?
This article from the Mayo Clinic seeks to enlighten those of us who are in the dark on complementary therapy. They first start off by calling it "practices that aren't integral parts of conventional medicine." Okay, easy enough. But don't get confused: complementary and alternative medical methods aren't the same thing. The complementary variety usually goes hand in hand with conventional prescriptions while alternative methods seek to replace them.
Whatever you are curious about, it goes without saying that you should always ask your doctor before trying alternative medicine. Do your homework and research it first. Try starting here and you'll find a wealth of information on the topic and even find some good examples.