Alternative Medicine and Osteopenia, Osteoporosis
Alternative medicine has something to offer persons with Osteopeniaor Osteoporosis. But before I detail these treatments, let me answer some of the most common questions about AM itself.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is Alternative medicine?
The Euro-American tradition of medicine, sometimes called Western medical tradition, there is an emphasis on synthetic drugs, surgery and treatments that depend on high technology.
When President Richard Nixon made his famous visit to China, the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine was opened to Western medical practitioners. In particular the obvious success of accupuncture as a form of anesthesia provked interest and further study.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses a completely different theoretical system for understanding health and diseasethan that which developed in Europe. Western medicine began to take more seriously claims of useful and successful treatments from both Traditional Chinese Medicine and fromother Indigineous Peoples from around the world.
These practices were labeled Alternative medicine to distinguish them from the usual Euro-American medical practices.
- Why is this form medicine becoming more widely known?
Perhpas this is another aspect of globalization.
Historically what emerged was the application of Western scientific testing of these non-Western medical procedures. There are now scientific journals that publish results of these scientific studies.
And we find that in the globalization of medicine, there has grown a host of health care researchers and practitioners innon-Western medical traditions who use Western scientific methods to test traditional medicines and practices for scientificly based efficacy.
In the West, there are a number of health care practitioners who now integrate Alternative medicine into the regular care. These are sometimes called practitioners of Alliopathic [Western] andComplimentary [Alternative medicine].
In any case, as the research about Osteopenia and Osteoporosis comesin from around the world, the possible Osteopenia treatmentsmay increase.
- Are their practices that are useful for Osteopenia or Osteoporosis?If so, how do we know that they are effective?
Yes, there are a few Alternative medicine treatments for Osteopeniaand Osteoporosis. A few are listed below.
Like you, I am aware that anyone can claim anything. When ourhealth is at stake, we want solid information. So....
You will find each of the Alternative Medicine treatment reportsincludes a section with the results of scientific studies of about the value of the treatment. I trust that this will give youand your health care provider and basis for discussion about usingsuch a treatment.
Alternative Treatments for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
- From China we have the herb Herba Epimedii
- New Zealand offers us research about Lactoferrin
- From the United States we have two treatments:
- Japan gives us the remarkable work of Dr. Fujita who pioneered a AAA CA and has been studying its effect on bone density foryears. You will find his work at Alternative Medicine from Japan.
- Another substance is Whey which is advocated for its lactoferrin content.
Go to Osteopenia - Osteoporosis Treatments or to Bone density exercises