Health And Wellness
Welcome! Many Americans are frustrated by the current health care system. As good as our current system has been at helping to improve the health of Americans, sometimes people need a different approach to be healthy and well. Does that include you? Maybe you feel fine and want to feel healthier. You may want to be more energetic. Or perhaps you have a specific complaint that doesn't seem to be helped by conventional medicine. tonus fortis
You're not alone. About 4 out of every 10 adults in American use complementary or alternative healthcare.*1 By complementary and alternative healthcare we mean health care that isn't provided as doctors traditionally practice in the United States. http://antibabypille24.com/yasmin.html
Articles here at YourHealthDestination.com can help you learn more about complementary and alternative medicine and may help you to make an informed decision about your health care. We're adding articles on a regular basis including topics from prevention to therapeutic massage, from supplements to healing. http://anti-baby-pille.net/minipille.html
Access articles by clicking on links to the right to search by article title or category, or use the search function by typing in words about what brings you here. tonus fortis
At the top of each article is a link to the health provider's profile. On their profile pages, you can check out their practice and any licenses or certifications. nuvaring
Complementary or alternative health providers generally will not make claims about the effectiveness of what they do. This is because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a complex set of rules governing what claims may be made. http://make-lash.cz/
NCCAM, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, is the United States' lead agency for funding scientific research on alternative medicine. They classify alternative medicine into several categories:
- Natural products
- Mind-body medicine
- Manipulative and body-based practices
- Other practices
Vitamins, minerals, herbs, supplements and other natural products are included here along with other foods such as some yogurt, fish oil and echinacea. Of all complementary and alternative medicine, these are the most popular in the US.
Meditation, yogo, acupuncture and acupressure are all about how the mind, body and spirit can work together to promote health. Hypnosis and biofeedback are also about the mind and the body together. Deep breathing exercises is the popular mind-body medicine in America.
Manipulative And Body-Based Practices
Chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists are the best known practitioners in terms of body manipulation. Massage therapy is also part of this.
In other practices, movements like Pilates develop health.
Traditional healers, including medicine man or folk remedies, belong in this category.
Energy healing, such as reiki, magnet therapy and qi gong fit this miscellaneous category.
Finally there are entire medical systems that NCCAM slots into the miscellaneous category. These include homeopathy, naturopathy, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Alternative or complementary health providers are selected for inclusion in YourHealthDestination.com, or not, in part according to how they fit on of the NCCAM categories.
Health information offered on these pages is not a substitute for medical advice. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. This information is US-based. Legalities vary among countries. For more information, please see our Terms Of Service.
This is a gated site, meaning that only alternative health providers who are serious about their practice are involved. Also, we edit their articles to make them more easily read. We do not edit for content that relates to your health – that is up to each practitioner. We believe that these practices increase the quality of what you find here. Feel free to find more information about this website or contact us for more information. And good reading!
- Note 1 Source: The 2007 National Health Interview Survey