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Index of Articles on Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine covers a wide range of medical systems such as Naturopathic medicine, Homeopathic medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine. In addition each of these systems of medicine use a variety of therapies including herbal medicine, Acupuncture, various body therapies, etc.

The articles below provide increasingly more information about the various forms of alternative medicine and their various disciplines.

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Articles on Alternative Medicine

Scarring: Treating Acne Scars & Stretch Marks Naturally
Treating acne scarring and stretch marks naturally is a safe and effective way to reduce the unsightly effects from acne and unwanted stretch marks following childbirth.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: An introduction
Chinese herbal medicine is part of a larger healing system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which also includes acupuncture, massage, dietary advice and exercise. TCM is a popular method of treatment, with nearly three million Australians visiting TCM practitioners every year.

Herbal Medicine: An Introduction To Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine still practiced today. Written records of Chinese herbal medicine date back many thousands of years and modern medicine still uses herbal extracts and other herbal preparations in their pharmaceutical drugs.

Eczema & Dermatitis: How to treat problem skin naturally?
Endogenous eczema, or atopic dermatitis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder featuring blisters that dry to become scaly, itchy rashes due to excessive loss of moisture in the epidermis (upper layer of the skin)...

Acupuncture Treatment – What constitutes an Acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture is part of a complete medical system known as traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture has been used to treat disease for thousands of years and is gaining popularity in western countries. But what constitutes an Acupuncture treatment and how does it work?

Allergies - How & Why Allergies Develop
Allergies are becoming more and more common. In fact about thirty percent of people suffer from one or more allergies. Why? What exactly is an allergy anyway? And how do allergies develop?

Using Lavender in Natural Skin Care Products
Lavender - what is it, where does it come from and what properties does it have that make it suitable for use in natural skin care products?

Using Calendula as an Ingredient in Natural Skin Care Products
Calendula is probably one of the most useful of all medicinal herbs. It has valuable medicinal properties and can be used internally as a medicinal herb or applied externally for a range of skin problems and disorders.

Using Chamomile as an Ingredient in Natural Skin Care
There are two plants known as chamomile. One is the German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), while the other is called the Roman, or English chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Generally, Herbalists consider German chamomile to be the stronger acting of the two.

Using Rosehip oil as an Ingredient in Natural Skin Care Products
The cold pressed carrier oil obtained from rosehips is an often-overlooked ingredient that is very useful in a range of skin conditions. It has some very powerful properties including vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.

Using Jojoba as an Ingredient in Natural Skin Care Products
Jojoba is a much talked about ingredient that is found in a wide range of natural skin and personal care products, as well as in soaps, hair care products, and cosmetics. It not only has applications in the beauty industry, but is also use by herbalists in therapeutic creams, lotions and ointments.

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