Alternative Medicine means any form of medicine that is outside the mainstream of western medicine or conventional medicine practices and as such are not taught at medical schools. .They are put  forward as alternative medical diagnoses and treatments having the healing effects of medicine but not based on scientific medhods .

Alternative medicine exists in all cultures to some degree and terms such as traditional medicine, indigenous medicine or folk medicine etc. are used to describe such practices.

The most popular forms of alternative medicine are  Aromatherapy,Acupuncture, Acupressure,Chiropractic,Homeopathy,  Herbalism, Meditation, Naturopathy, Reiki.Yoga,

Deuteronomy 18:9-11 reads:
"'When you come into the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you, you shall not learn to imitate the abominations of the peoples there. Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortune-teller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead.'"

Here are some that should be avoided :

Alchemical ; Alchemy; Angel Guides; Angelic Channeling; Astral Cartography; Astral Projection; Astrology; Aura Work; Automatic Handwriting; Chakra Balancing; Chaneling; Clairaudience; Clairvoyance; Crystal Healing; Crystal Divination; Dousing; Echankar; Energy Work; EST; Etheric Light Body Work; Firewalking; The Forum; Geomancy; Hands of Light; Hypnotism; ing of Stones; Medicine Wheel; Necromancy; New Thought; Numerology; Out-of-Body Work; Past-Life Regression Therapy; Psychic Development; Psychic Healing; Rebirthing; Reiki; Shamanism; Silva Mind Control; Soul Travel; Spirit Guides; Spiritual Psychotherapy; Spiritualism; Table-Tipping; Tantra; Tarot Cards; Trance Mediums; Trance Work; Visualization; Wicca."

Good science on alternative medicines

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Alternative Medicines Book

by Donal O'Mathuna (Author) , Walt Larimore MD (Author)

The Definitive Resource on Alternative Medicine for Christians Herbal remedies, supplements, and alternative therapies - Their specific uses - Which ones really work (and which ones don't) - What to watch out for Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments Truths

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and fallacies about supernatural healing Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts And much, much more In today's health-conscious culture, options for the care and healing of the body are proliferating like never before. But which ones can you trust? Some are effective, some are useless, some are harmful. Some involve forms of spirituality that the Bible expressly forbids. Others that are truly helpful have been avoided by some Christians who draw inaccurate conclusions about them. Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to non-traditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Here at last is the detailed and balanced coverage of alternative medicine that you've been looking for. Professor and researcher Donal O'Mathuna, Ph.D., and national medical authority Walt Larimore, M.D., draw on their extensive knowledge of the Bible and their medical and pharmaceutical expertise to answer the questions about alternative medicine that you most want answered---and others you wouldn't have thought to ask.



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