Alternative Medicines and Medical Tourism

Role of alternative medicines in medical tourism.

Alternative Medicine is known to men for many decades, probably since his existence. In India, one finds alternative medicine has prime importance over allopathic medicines due to its beneficial ways of restoring and improving health. In India, alternative medicine have been practiced successfully for all these years, and due to its immense potential people from all over the world are attracted to it.

What are Alternative Medicines?

Alternative Medicines are medicines which don't fall in the category of conventional medicines like allopathic medicines. Alternative medicines are based on ancient or olden therapies and are far from scientific facts. They are not readily accepted as genuine medicines but are not at all rejected and considered to be ineffective. These medicines are far from the mainstream medicines but are still practiced on a larger scale but are still accepted by a large number of people for its traditional and natural way of healing.

Alternative medicines practiced in India

The various alternative medicines practiced in India include Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Yoga and Ayurveda. With regular practice of these alternative medicines, one not only gets cured of illness but also gets rid of the additional side effects that may be caused due to the prolonged use of allopathic medicines.

Ayurveda: Being one of the most ancient health solutions, Ayurveda is more natural and preferred treatments. Ayurveda is known for its use of herbs, natural products, gold and mercury. It has successfully healed people from diseases like diabetes and physical ailments. The techniques of Ayurveda are a perfect blend of advanced and traditional medicinal system. Kerala attracts high end medical tourists from countries like Europe and Middle East due to its varied school of medicines. Kerala is famous for its extensive practice of Ayurveda and many have been beneficial from these practices.

Naturopathy – This system of medication has a major hand in evolution of medical tourism in India. Since its technique deals with higher use of natural ingredients to balance and heal the ailments, there is no scope left for any side effects. Such medicine work well on human bodies increasing the chances of survival and healthiness of the body. With the development of various Naturopathy centers all around India, huge number of medical tourist visit India for these natural treatments.

Yoga – Yoga has major contribution in the growth of medical tourism. People from all over the world are attracted to the detoxifying and rejuvenation approach that a body may gain with the help of Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Panchakarma. A combination of Naturopathy and Yoga or Ayurveda and Yoga forms one of the ways of combination medication used by these medical tourists recently.

Homeopathy - Though Homeopathy is far from impressing Scientists by its alternative medical approach, still it is considered to be one of the safest therapies which is far efficient in seeking relief from various ailments including irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, eczema and colds. It is one kind of a holistic approach which has been accepted by many people for its benefits and cure.

Acupuncture - Though this has been known as a Chinese practice, Acupuncture is still widely popular in India. This technique has been extremely popular in West among patients who wish to lose weight or get rid of skin ailments. Though it can be very time consuming and painful, still it is accepted throughout the world and medical tourists from many parts of the world visit India for this treatment.

Alternative Medicine and Medical Tourism

Since India is becoming one of the leading countries for Medical tourism, one has to accept the fact that alternative medicines and treatments are too some where playing its part.

A large amount of medical tourists from allover the worlds have started practicing these ancient medicinal systems successfully. India has vast potential when it comes to use of alternative medicine. Since people from all over the world are realizing the potential of these therapies and medicines, one definitely see a positive mark in the growth of Medical Tourism. These therapies are competent enough to attract medical tourists for its cost effectiveness and value for money.

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