Alternative practices focus on stimulating the body’s ability to heal via energy alignment, herbal supplementation, and other balancing techniques. Conversely, allopathic medicine focuses on symptom-specific treatment, typically with pharmacological or invasive methods to remove the offending agent.

Allopathic medicine is another term for conventional Western medicine. In contrast to complementary medicine (sometimes known as alternative medicine), allopathy uses mainstream medical practices like diagnostic blood work, prescription drugs, and surgery.

What is Allopathic Medicine?

Allopathic medicine refers to the practice of conventional Western medicine. The term allopathic medicine is most often used to contrast conventional medicine with complementary medicine.

Complementary medicine is a term for the role alternative medicine plays as a “complement” to allopathic medicine, but this meaning has become obscure in recent years.

Integrative medicine is the term that is being increasingly used to refer to the practice of combining the best of complementary medicine with the best of conventional medicine to manage and reduce the risk of disease.

Allopathic medicine examples include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Blood work and laboratory testing
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Insulin
  • Pain relievers, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve (naproxen)
  • Primary care medicine
  • Specialists, like cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, and rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Vaccines
  • Ultrasounds
  • X-rays

Alternative therapies examples include:

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  • Body Code (Release negative emotional baggage)
  • Emotion Code (Release imbalances from the body which affect our health)
  • Belief Code (Release negative belief system which is interfering with our mental and physical health)

External energy

Some people believe external energies from objects or other sources directly affect a person’s health. An example of external energy therapy is:

  • Electromagnetic therapy
  • Rife machine
  • SCIO machine
  • Biomagnetic Pair Therapy (Restores the pH and bioelectrical flow of the body)
  • Ozone machine (Bring oxygen to your body so that the cells get better recovery)
  • Reiki
  • Qigong

Traditional alternative medicine

This field includes the more mainstream and accepted forms of therapy, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and Oriental practices. These therapies have been practised for centuries worldwide. Traditional alternative medicine may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy
  • Chinese or Oriental medicine


Touch has been used in medicine since the early days of medical care. Healing by touch is based on the idea that illness or injury in one area of the body can affect all parts of the body. If, with manual manipulation, the other parts can be brought back to optimum health, the body can fully focus on healing at the site of injury or illness. Body techniques are often combined with those of the mind. Examples of body therapies include:

  • Chiropractic and Osteopathic medicine
  • Massage
  • Body movement therapies
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga

Diet and herbs

Over the centuries, man has gone from a simple diet consisting of meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains, to a diet that often consists of foods rich in fats, oils, and complex carbohydrates. Nutritional excess and deficiency have become problems in today’s society, both leading to certain chronic diseases. Many dietary and herbal approaches attempt to balance the body’s nutritional well-being. Dietary and herbal approaches may include:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Herbal medicine
  • Nutrition/diet


Even standard or conventional medicine recognizes the power of the connection between mind and body. Studies have found that people heal better when they are in good emotional and mental health. Therapies using the mind may include:

  • Meditation
  • Biofeedback
  • Hypnosis


Some people believe the senses, touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste, can affect overall health. Examples of therapies incorporating the senses include:

  • Art, dance, and music
  • Visualization and guided imagery
  • Colour therapy

Modern, allopathic medicine existed only between 70 to 80 years ago when the chemical and pharmaceutical industry started developing rapidly.

People seek out these alternatives because they are dissatisfied in some way with conventional treatment; they see alternative treatments as offering more personal autonomy and control over healthcare decisions; and the alternatives are seen as more compatible with the patient’s values, worldviews, or beliefs regarding the nature and meaning of health and illness.

Modern medicine cares about sickness or preventing sickness. However, whatever you care about keeps growing, that is why there are more sick people. Modern medicine is effective in treating life-threatening conditions such as trauma, heart attacks, stroke and other medical emergencies. But there are some situations that putting to work together both approaches can benefit the patient. It’s important to be open-minded in trying different approaches or therapies to restore our health.

“Our mind creates our thoughts. Our thoughts affect our emotions. Our emotions reflect our energy. Our energy builds up our body,”

In the 21st century, we need to understand that modern, pharmaceutical medicine can care about sickness and any emergency conditions but can’t care about health. Holistic medicine can care and service health but can’t support life-saving conditions.

Energy is there in all aspects of our lives, including our bodies, as we all function by energy. We are constantly reminded of the need to charge our mobile phone, car or any device and even physicist Albert Einstein proposed that any material substance is only concentrated energy.

Life is essentially an energy that exists between the time of birth and the time of death, and therefore the focus should be on the energy and the time we have.

“Life is our most precious possession, and it can only thrive within a healthy body. If you care about life, life will care about you. If you focus on preventing sickness, you will give it power to persist. Whatever you care about will continue to grow”.


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