Back in the seventies when I was younger I used to think of alternative medicine as being a bit suspect, a bit weird. In those days a chiropractor was also considered to be very fringe medicine.
Now, I don’t actually remember how it happened but one day I was aware of a great deal of pain in my right hand. It was so bad that I had trouble driving or writing, but the most serious and devastating consequence of my problem was that I couldn’t hold a glass of beer! I had to use my left hand. (You’ll be pleased to know that I developed this skill very quickly!)
I put up with the pain for a while until one day when I was in the swimming pool I overbalanced slightly and put my right hand out to steady myself. Bad move. The pain was terrible. The thought of seeing a chiropractor didn’t even cross my mind so I took myself off to the local GP. He examined my arm and my wrist and declared that he couldn’t see anything wrong. He did, however, send me for an X Ray. Several days later I hadn’t heard anything so I phoned the surgery to find out what was going on. I was told that the doctor had examined the X Rays and could see nothing wrong. “So why does it hurt?” I asked. No answer. That piece of information wasn’t included on the X Ray chart.
A friend of mine was doing some work for a chiropractor at the time and suggested that I go and see him. Ordinarily I probably would have resisted the idea of a chiropractor but the pain was very intrusive and more importantly I prefer drinking with my right hand. It sort of feels more comfortable.
Now all I knew about chiropractors was that they cracked bones which concerned me slightly. My concern turned to trepidation when I meet the chiropractor who was called John, six foot two tall and built like a wrestler. I felt sure that I was going to be dismembered.
He turned out to be the gentlest most caring person I had ever met. He examined my wrist, grunted a few times and proceeded to manipulate a row of bones across my wrist. He fixed the problem which turned out to be some misplaced bones. I celebrated in the nearest bar using my right hand.
After that I went to see my new found friend, the chiropractor, often, for a ‘grease and oil change’ as he put it. It is quite amazing how much better you feel when all the bones are properly adjusted. On numerous occasions I have entered his surgery doubled over with back pain, caused by me doing something stupid, and walk out pain free with a skip in my walk.
I now thoroughly recommend that everybody pays regular visits to their local chiropractor for regular adjustments, or a ‘grease and oil change’ as John used to call it.
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Today, homeopathic certificate programs are available to students through a variety of schools that teach natural health and alternative medicine.
The Beginning Of Homeopathic Medicine Studies
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine says that homeopathy has been practiced in the United States since the early nineteenth century. Its roots can be traced back to Germany in the 1700`s. There are many homeopathic courses available for students to choose from today. However, most training is offered through homeopathic certificate programs and diploma programs. In some states such as Arizona, Connecticut and Nevada there are laws that require you to be licensed by medical doctors to practice homeopathy. Regardless as to whether or not you have to be licensed by a medical doctor, you will still find that homeopathic certificate programs involve in-depth studies.
What Is Required From Homeopathic Classes
Homeopathic certificate programs include studies in the language and terminology that is used in this field; classical homeopathy theories and philosophies; case taking; repertory; anatomy; physiology; pathology; nutrition and other relative topics. You will also learn about natural remedies that are derived from animals, chemicals, plants and minerals. Upon the successful graduation of a homeopathic certificate program, you will have gained a lot of knowledge and training to use in your practice. This information includes knowledge of how to treat health disorders and conditions such as allergies, digestive problems, musculoskeletal disorders and many other common health ailments.
Usually this type of a program consists of a minimum of five hundred classroom-training hours. However, there are some programs that require less time because they are more of an introduction to this topic instead of being a more advanced curriculum. There are also programs that are specifically designed for medical doctors, veterinarians, nurses and other medical health care providers. These courses allow them to receive complementary medical training in this field. Upon successful completion of these programs a person would receive a primary care certificate.
Regardless as to whether you choose to learn homeopathy for your own personal reasons or because you would like to integrate the practice into your natural, dental, medical or veterinarian health care practice, earning your homeopathic certificate can help you gain an edge in the fast growing industry of alternative health care. So, if you, or someone you know, are interested in finding such a program you should explore career school programs near your home. You may be surprised to see that they offer courses in other things as well. These things may include massage therapy, acupuncture, oriental medicine and Reiki.
Those with questions concerning the practice of alternative medicines have numerous resources at their disposal, and the National Center for Homeopathy can help people better understand the theory and philosophy surrounding this type of health care. The demise of teaching homeopathic medicine in the mainstream medical community spurred the need for those believing in this field to have a common place for sharing information as well as in educating those interested in its use.
As medical research continues on many fronts in many medical conventions, the National Center for Homeopathy also continues to seek a better understanding of the processes, often shunned by the clinical and scientific communities. The rejection of homeopathy as a viable means of treating self-diagnosed health matters has not been as successful as some traditional physicians would like. The Food and Drug Administration has little control over the products used in homeopathy, other than that they are safe for human consumption.
Spurred by the threat of mercury poisoning, for instance, the FDA concluded that in tests on every product that contained mercury shoed through succession of the dilution process, the quantity of mercury in the finished product was too small to offer any health risk. It is through communications by the National Center for Homeopathy that this type of information is shared with everyone interested in the safety and use of homeopathic cures.
Awareness Makes Alternatives Better Known
Putting quality, realistic information into the hands of anyone interested in the homeopathic medical convention is a principal function of the National Center for Homeopathy and through its newsletters and press releases they make information on the practice, as well as its benefits, available to everyone. Having accurate information available helps everyone make an informed decision about the alternatives in medical care that are available.
The National Center for Homeopathy also participates in the annual world homeopathic awareness week, during which the many myths and mystics of the practice are confirmed or dispelled. As an alternate form of medical treatment with beliefs that are over 200 years old, many still view homeopathy as a medical practice that should have ended when modern medicine began.
It is the National Center for Homeopathy that helps its practitioners continue to be able to treat patients who prefer not to be involved in modern and sometimes invasive medicine. By treating the entire body as one system instead of treating an ailment as an invading problem, homeopathy offers an alternative to chemical drug treatments,
There are millions of people suffering from alopecia androgenetica; a problem of hair loss that most research indicates is a genetic problem. In most cases if the men or women in the family lost their hair, odds are good their children will also lose their hair. There are numerous contributing causes to hair loss in addition to genetics, most attributed to hormonal changes and finding a homeopathic cure and hair loss treatment to prevent baldness is a continuing process.
While there have been some commercial products introduced to the market recently, many of the potential for adverse side effects that preclude many from taking advantage of their availability. Propecia, for example is not recommended for use by women who may become pregnant. One of the problems is that it has been shown to cause birth defects. Another product, minoxidil sold under the trade name Rogaine, is sold over the counter and has a success rate of under 30 percent. It also has serious potential side effects, pushing the development of a homeopathic cure and hair loss treatment.
Minoxidil has been known to cause hypertension and is not recommended for use by people who already suffer from high blood pressure. It can also cause breast pain in women and well as gastrointestinal pain, especially if the instructions are not followed. With its relatively low success rate, a homeopathic cure and hair loss treatment is slowly finding its way onto the market.
Homeopathic Cures Bypass Lengthy Processes
By using only natural and safe ingredients, homeopathic cure and hair loss treatments can often be on the market in a much shorter time, without the need to pass through rigorous testing by the FDA. Side effects of most homeopathic cures are non-existent due to the natural make up of the ingredients. One homeopathic cure and hair loss product currently available combines calf thymus extract with botanicals such as aloe vera, nettle and birch. Immune boosters are also included in the ingredients along with vitamins to help boost the immune system while helping grow hair.
The success rate for this product is about 60 percent, slightly higher in women, when used as a homeopathic cure and hair loss treatment. Another product using herbal preparations as a homeopathic cure and hair loss treatment has shown to increase the average hair count by about 75 percent. Of the patients tested, about 90 percent showed improvement while 30 percent showed improved hair growth using only a placebo.