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Alternative Health Modalities
Complementary health modalities are the use of natural therapies and healing cultures for medicinal purposes. Examples of the alternative of conventional medicines are:
Traditional Alternative Medicine
In ancient years, traditional medicine was used as a source of health care and also in a spiritual and cultural belief system through the use of herbal medicine to improve health standards. In the contemporary world, traditional medicine has been integrated into health systems (Aveni et al., 2017). Examples of alternative medicine are Ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, and Chinese oriental medicine.
Body therapy is a form of healing through touch used by the ancient man as a powerful healing force. It is believed that to achieve optimum body functionalities, one has to maintain equilibrium in the life energies. Thus, today, hand techniques are used to restore a balance in the flow of this energy in a human’s body. The healing touch theory is based on physical, mental, and emotional health aspects which results cannot be effectively measured (Isidoro, Huang, & Sheen, 2016). Some of the body touch therapies include chiropractic and osteopathic medicine, massages, tai chi, and body movement therapies.
Diet and Herbs
Nutrition is an important factor in leading a healthy lifestyle. A good diet helps in the maintenance of a healthy weight and reduces the risks of contracting chronic diseases which promotes health. A nutrient deficiency is a major problem in today’s society; this is caused by poor feeding habits that have led to obesity and the development of chronic diseases such as heart diseases, diabetics, and cancer. The health issues have instigated the development of dietary and herbal approaches such as dietary supplements in an attempt to achieve a balanced diet (Isidoro, Huang, & Sheen, 2016).