Complementary and Alternative Medicine Marbeclinic Marbella
Our Complementary and Alternative Therapies, by experienced and highly qualified professionals.
Alternative medicine, alternative therapy, complementary medicine or natural medicine are all different terms to name various procedures used in order to cure people, but do not belong to the field of conventional medicine. Complementary medicine refers to healing practices and products that work in conjunction with traditional medicine. For example, a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy may also undergo acupuncture to help manage chemo side effects like nausea and vomiting. Alternative medicine differs in that it is not used as a complement to, but rather as a substitute for traditional therapy and should not be used in case of disease that needs medical treatment, but still can be very useful treating for example stress symptoms, sleeping problems, anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, etc.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine.
Health benefits of acupuncture include relief from chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, depression, migraine, nausea, postoperative pain and obesity. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used alternative medicines throughout the world, and in simplest terms, acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with small needles at specific points on the body.