There are different approaches to healing. Some use pharmaceuticals and others prefer the natural healing alternative method. This article looks at the natural healing alternative. There are additional resource links at the end of this article.
Do you think they can have real health benefits?
The really depends on who you speak to. For centuries, people used alternative or natural healing methods. Many modern medicines or medical techniques are based on ancient traditions and practices. There are also many who use the term natural or alternative healing as a catch all phrase.
Alternative medicine is any practice uses methods outside the “traditional” or conventional method for medicine. The methods could be based on historical, cultural, regional or traditions and beliefs which may or may not have any scientific basis. Some of these methods have the test of time behind them and are the basis of some of modern pharmaceuticals and others are newer concepts that have been rediscovered by modern man. Others can be scams and ineffective uses of time and money as well as being dangerous.
So Alternative medicine has a place but you should coordinate it’s use with a professional.