Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) represents a substantial and largely untapped resource base. The World Health Organization estimates that most people in developing nations receive the bulk of their health care from traditional or indigenous health systems.
Why has CAM been increasing in popularity. Is it slick marketing, relaxed regulations, scientific illiteracy, a gullible media, or the failures of mainstream medicine? It’s all of these things to some degree. The People are turning to CAM it must be because mainstream medicine has failed them. With alternative medicines, a person becomes an active participant in techniques involved in the cure. Individuals understand their physical body functions well and understand the way it relates to their health.
Holistic medicine comes under alternative medicine. Nature, as a whole, has an important role in the usage of fruits, herbs, detox, and vitamins for purification, stimulation and healing. Use of such therapies has gained popularity in recent times, since they offer great health benefits to users. Many people are directing their attention toward alternative medicine and natural therapies for prevention of illnesses and solving their day-to-day health-related issues.
The natural therapies present in alternative medicines are age-old as compared to western form of treatments such as antibiotics and surgeries. We -at the PATH- are proud to bring to you many modalities of treatment from their original sources in the old world in the middle and far east. Our clinicians who have attained both traditional medical and alternative degrees maintain tight relations with renowned scholars to keep abreast this rapidly evolving treatment.
Dr. Nagla is a Medical Doctor who pursued postgraduate studies in alternative medicine after successfully completing her medical education. She holds a Masters Degree in Oriental and Alternative Medicine from Midwest College in Illinois.
She is a director of several vibrant Alternative Clinics, Hamtramck being the newest.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
Nutrition counseling is an ongoing process in which a health professional, usually a registered dietitian, works with an individual to assess his or her usual dietary intake and identify areas where change is needed.