Alternative treatment in Germany
To date, the benefits of scientific medicine are indisputable. Nevertheless, more and more people trust non-traditional methods of treatment. The majority of patients use alternative therapies in addition to conventional. This practice is called complementary, that is “complementary” medicine.
Alternative medicine in Germany is based on a long tradition. More than 60% of the population of this country are not only the methods of scientific medicine, but also non-traditional methods of treatment.
Unlike other countries, in Germany, complementary medicine is generally practiced by doctors with higher medical education. Every doctor has the opportunity to receive additional qualification in the field of science recognized methods of alternative medicine such as naturopathy, homeopathy or acupuncture, and use them in the future for their patients.
German medical specialists who use methods of complementary medicine, we attach great importance to ensuring that this practice had a scientific basis. Many well-known clinics, such as, the charité in Berlin and the Department of medical schools are conducting various studies on “alternative medicine”. The effectiveness of a number of methods of nonconventional medicine nanodomain.
The greatest popularity in Germany use the following alternative treatment:
Phytotherapy – treatment with biologically active substances contained in herbs. Used fresh, dried medicinal plants and plant extracts.
Hirudotherapy – treatment with leeches. During this therapy, leeches are placed on the patient’s skin for treatment of various diseases and detoxification of the body.
Hydrotherapy – therapy irritation with the external application of water. This type of therapy includes approximately 100 different variants of hydrotherapy.
Aromatherapy is a complex therapy with the use of essential oils. Forms of aromatherapy: aroma lamp, massage, body wraps, essences for baths, inhalation, ingestion.
Homeopathy : More than 200 years ago, Christians doctor, Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann discovered a new method of treatment – homeopathy. This method is based on the principle of similarity, and provides for the treatment of diseases of highly diluted remedies that cause in a healthy person the same symptoms as that of the cases of this disease.
Acupuncture (acupuncture) is a method of traditional Chinese medicine. According to her doctrine the majority of illnesses is caused by infringement of the harmonious circulation of vital power Qi along so-called meridians.
Chiropractic / Osteopathy – the treatment includes various therapy concepts related to methods of alternative medicine.
Manual therapy is a complex therapeutic manual techniques aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Unlike other manual therapies, osteopathy is based on the philosophical concept that the individual is considered in its entirety.
So, alternative therapies take into account not only the physical aspects of human diseases, but also mental and emotional. In most cases, the use of methods of alternative medicine is safe and has no side effects. Alternative medicine has great potential for development and improvement.