Classical medicine offers treatment with painkillers. It fights against illness and disease with drugs and surgery by which doctors can save millions of people. Many people prefer other kinds of treatment which are sometimes called traditional, complementary or alternative medicine. Alternative medicine looks at the whole person, not just illness. This includes your age, eating habits, sleeping habits, job conditions, bad habits like drinking or smoking. There are different types of alternative medicine like acupuncture, homeopathy and osteopathy.
Acupuncture use needles.
Everything we need exists in nature which is why homeopathy uses natural plants and flowers to beat illness.
Osteopathy is a system of movements which correct problems with the bones and muscles.
One of the reasons for the popularity of alternative medicine is that most alternative therapists give a people more time than conventional doctors. While the alternative is not using chemicals, western medicine is very important in accidents and emergencies. People won t become ill if they make their body strong and healthy, eating healthy food, exercising regularly and getting a lot of relaxation. The body needs to rest.