Samuel Christian Hahnemann: Alternative Medicine

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Conventional medicine is not the only answer to life’s simple illnesses. There are many natural, spiritual, and holistic remedies for endless ailments. For example, clove oil had been used in dental materials and dental patients have used it to treat toothaches. Reiki is a studied discipline that has proven biological effects on the patient. Many hospitals around the country are training staff member to become Reiki masters to aid patients in healing. There is also an extensive use of prayer and its miraculous healing power. There is more evidence-based data of the passing of energy than that of herbs and oils. However, it is obvious that alternative medicines exist, and their daily use can remedy numerous physical daily ailments. Herb and …show more content…
His time of exploration was before the infancy of modern medicine. Before germ theory, sterile techniques, and antibiotics. Hahnemann was unsuccessful in his search for many years until he accidently came across cinchona bark, that contains quinine, the drug used to treat malaria, and developed the symptoms of the disease. This finding led Hahnemann to his first homeopathic law “similia similibus curentur,” or let likes be cured by likes (2013, Science-based Medicine, pg2).In other words, drugs which cause specific symptoms can be used to cure diseases which cause the same symptoms (2013, Science-based Medicine, …show more content…
The term ranges from supernaturalistic to spiritual methods. There are many different healing techniques. Hospitals and medical offices all over the country have started researching alternate healing options. One of the most popular with evidence-based findings is call Reiki. Reiki is a “life force energy” holistic relaxation technique whereas good vibrations of intelligent energy radiates out from the practitioner to the patient. There are a lot of peer-review journals to support this. This type of practice has crossed the boundaries in medical, religious, and occult communities for decades because it crosses magic and medicine. Reiki stems from ancient religions such as Chinese, and Egyptian with documented testimonies. According to Green Lotus, There 's never been a comprehensive list of controlled, evidence-based research that was accessible to the holistic, medical, and scientific communities. It wasn’t until 2005 when William Lee Rand, founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training and a pioneer in worldwide Reiki awareness formed the Center for Reiki Research and developed what is now known as The Touchstone Process (2011, Lotus, pg2). This is the largest data base of holistic Reiki and the effects on patients in the country. The Touchstone Process is actually a peer review method for analyzing the current state of scientific studies done on Reiki programs in hospitals, clinics and hospice facilities throughout

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