Alternative medicine Osteopenia , Osteoporosis treatments. First I want to give a bit of background about the use of alternative medicine in the United States and other 'Western' nations. The Euro-American tradition of medicine (Sometimes called the 'Western medical tradition') there is an emphasis on pharmeceutical drugs, surgery and 'high' technology.
One result of President Richard Nixon's visit to China was that the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) became open to practitioners of Western Medicine. (When TV broadcast the success of acupuncture as a form of anesthesia there was great interest in TCM and further study ensued.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses a completely different theoretical system for understanding health and disease from that which developed in the West. And one result of Nixon's trip was that practitioners of Western medicine began to take claims of useful and successful treatments from both Traditional Chinese Medicine and from other Indigenous Peoples from around the world more seriously. These practices were labeled 'Alternative Medicine' to distinguish them from the usual Euro-American medical practice of prescribing pharmaceutical drugs
Researchers soon began to delve into Ayurdevic medicine (India), Herbal medicine and other non pharmaceutical approaches for healing human ills.
Researchers found that there are a number of alternative methods that do work to increase bone density. Here are several of the best known:
If you have a suggestion of another Alternative Medicine treatment for bone loss and would like me to research it, please submit the form below. I am always looking for additional treatments and am glad to do the research for any items you submit.