6 Benefits of Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is commonly used when conventional prescriptions and treatments are not effective. These treatments are low-risk alternatives since they have fewer side effects. Alternative medicine is an integrated healing approach that focuses on the individual on a case-by-case basis.

A few examples of alternative medicine (most of which can be found on our Wellness Services page) include:

  • herbal remedies
  • organic spa and detox
  • acupuncture
  • reflexology
  • chiropractic services
  • nutritional supplements

Here are some of the main benefits of alternative medicine:

It can be used in combination with conventional medical treatments

When approved by a doctor, alternative medicine can be used to safely complement traditional treatments.

Alternative medicine helps manage chronic pain

Alternative medicine is a cheaper alternative to most pain treatments. Acupuncture and chiropractic services are considered safe and make a good option for the elderly who suffer from chronic pain.

Improves symptoms and side effects of cancer patients

Alternative medicine can be used to alleviate some of the negative side effects of cancer patients. These treatments can also help reduce some of the negative side effects like nausea and fatigue caused by conventional treatments like chemotherapy.

More affordable than conventional prescriptions and treatments

Alternative medicine is not necessarily cheap, but most of the options available are less expensive than conventional prescriptions and treatments.

Fewer side effects

Alternative medicines are safe to use under professional guidance. They are natural remedies that result in fewer side effects than conventional treatment options.

Holistic approach to health

Best of all, alternative medicines take a more holistic approach to health. This means that they focus on complete wellbeing, not just physical but also mental.

Visit Homeopathy Calgary to learn more about some of the treatments offered by the Foundation of Health Clinic.

Dr. Nielsen has been practicing family medicine for over 10 years with a special interest in women’s health, mental health (anxiety and depression disorders) and hormonal disorders.