Hi everyone. Tom here. I am the owner of HomeopathyX – Alternative Medicine Miami and Broward…
So, almost daily, my patients ask me questions related to the services we provide at my practice. The most prevalent question being “What is Alternative Medicine?” Therefore, my goal in this post is to answer that exact question..
Let me start by discussing the goals of Alternative Medicine treatments. They focus on stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself through various approaches. They encompass different medical modalities, from Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to chiropractic manipulation, to name a few.
Alternative Medicine is a designation created in the 1800s as “alternative” modalities to Allopathic Medicine.
So now, you must be wondering, what is “Allopathic Medicine?”
Well, it is commonly known as Western Medicine, Conventional Medicine, or Mainstream Medicine. In other words, the type of medicine you are used to dealing with most of the time.
The main difference?
Allopathic Medicine revolves around a disease-centric, where Alternative Medicine has a whole-body approach. Can they both co-exist? The reality is that nowadays, many physicians embrace the benefits of both types of medicines through Integrative Medicine.
So, once again, what is Integrative Medicine?
It is the appropriate combination of both medicines based on the patient’s needs.
So, what exactly do we do here at HomeopathyX?
Here at HomeopathyX, we are nationally (Search Practitioner: Thomas Chavie) and State licensed. We practice Alternative Medicine. And as mentioned previously, it is a whole-body approach. We offer Acupuncture, Acupressure, body manipulation, homeopathy, to name a few.
Let me explain,
One of the best-known types of Alternative Medicine is Acupuncture. It is an Oriental Medicine technique used to balance the body’s energy, known as “chi.”
According to ancient beliefs, chi is an energy flow along pathways within the body known as meridians. The body’s energy network has specific acupuncture points linked with various organs or body functions.
The acupuncture physician inserts tiny needles transdermally at particular points, which helps balance, slow down or stimulate energy and thus provide healing.
The placement and manipulation of the acupuncture needles depend on the goal of the treatment. Today, there is a newer form of Acupuncture is called Electro-Acupuncture.
So, once again, you must be wondering, what is Electro–Acupuncture?
These are needles connected to electric stimulators that provide intermittent or continuous electric stimulation!
At HomeopathyX, we treat an array of diagnoses using Acupuncture and Electro–Acupuncture.
Some of the diagnoses we treat daily using Acupuncture and Eletro-Acupuncture include neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, psychological disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression), gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological issues, etc.
Another important Alternative Medicine modality is Acupressure.
What is Acupressure, you must be wondering?
Like Acupuncture, it works on the principle of various specific points being energy centers in the body. Stimulation of these particular points helps correct imbalances in the flow of life energy and start the healing process.
In Acupressure, the proper amount of pressure is applied at these vital points in the human body using hands, elbows, or specific devices to release blockages and provide healing.
Furthermore, another complementary medicine worth mentioning is Homeopathy.
So, what is Homeopathy?
It originated in the 18th century and is one of the more popular and accepted alternative medicine methods. Homeopathy uses herbs and natural medicines to address the issue and the client’s complaints.
At HomeopathyX – Alternative Medicine Miami and Broward, we utilize Homeopathic Injections as a form of natural pain-relieving treatment. Homeopathic pain injections use natural products (herbs, flowers, or minerals) mixed into a solution and injected to trigger or acupuncture points.
These injections promote the body’s natural response to promote healing. They are primarily used to treat pain disorders, inflammation, and related symptoms, such as spasms and stiffness.
Another form of alternative medicine method is called “Body Manipulation” techniques.
In these body manipulation techniques, the trained practitioner utilizes an external force based on the desired outcome. Each specialist uses a unique diagnostic approach consisting of observation and palpation.
They then manipulate soft tissues, primarily muscles, and bones to realign the body to its intended alignment.
Before we wrap up for the day, let’s cover one more important technique. It is known as Tuina massage.
They include things such as lifting, pressing, kneading, pushing, holding, etc. Other Tuina methods include rolling, one-finger techniques used to stimulate acupressure points and full-body manipulation techniques.
To wrap things up
At HomeopathyX – Alternative Medicine Miami and Broward, we utilize all of the methods mentioned earlier. These include Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Electro-Acupuncture, Homeopathic Injections, Tuina, myofascial and soft tissue release, therapeutic massage, to name a few.
(Search Practitioner: Thomas Chavie)