Alternative Healing

Herbal Medicine vs. Nutritional MedicineNumerous studies have proven that there is a direct link between poor diet and disease. Because of this, people are taking a second look at what goes into their bodies, including the medicines they take. Many are opting for an herbal or nutritional medicine instead of synthetic drugs.

At first glance, herbal medicine and nutritional medicine may seem to be the same thing, but they differ in several ways.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is one of the oldest systems of healing and is still widely used in many parts of the world. It is made exclusively from plant and plant extracts that may be ingested or applied directly to the skin. Continue reading

AyurvedaKnown as an ancient healing system originating in India, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system that focuses on a spiritual way of life. Highly individualized the Ayurveda treatment can incorporate a wide variety of methods such as changes in diet, exercise, herbal therapy, massage and meditation.

History

Written between the second and fourth centuries the first recorded book of Ayurveda is believed to be based on an older oral tradition. Focusing most of its attention on digestion the book discusses all the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda tradition influenced the development of traditional Continue reading