Essay On Complementary Medicine

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A complementary medicine refers to those medicines that are used along with the conventional medicine treatment or with standard treatment. National Center for complementary and alternative medicine (NCCAM) stated that Complementary medicine term commonly refers to using a non-mainstream approach together with conventional medicine system. These complementary medicines consist of huge variety of therapies, products and health care practices like Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractic Therapy, Herbal Remedies, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology, Meditation, Music Therapy, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Reiki, Shiatsu, Spirituality & Prayer, Tai Chi and Yoga.
Complementary medicine are also used as a supplementary for the treatment and care of cancer which is helpful for control & cure
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It was developed in 18th century Germany before the arrival of medicine. The basic principle of Homeopathy was vigorous shaking of a substance to extract its vital essence, and concept of serial dilution or potentiation and similia principle or like cures like. The healing process of body in homeopathy is encouraged by various diluted substances which are derived from plants, minerals and animals (Bazrrie R. Cassileth and Gary Deng., 2004).
Homeopathic medication are easily available in the market as the form of over the counter drug.
The efficacy of of homeopathic medication are not like that of conventional medicine because it contains not more than one molecule of original substance, which means that the solution doesn’t have anything (26). The different meta-analysis and systemic reviews of homeopathy clinical trials determine that there is no defifnite proof which indicate that homeopathic medication are effective in any type of medical condition of cancer aptients (Ernst et al., 2002, Cucherat et al., 2000, Linde et al.,
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