Herbal Medicine : Medicine And Medicine

1699 WordsApr 13, 20167 Pages
Introduction Alternative therapies are becoming more and more popular and more studies are being done to see if they are effective and safe. The therapies discussed in the document are acupuncture, hydrotherapy and herbal medicine. These therapies are either being used alongside prescribed medication. These therapies are becoming more popular because of the results people are getting but are the results reliable and trusted. This review will look into the different literature studying the different therapies to try to come to a conclusion on whether these therapies are to be used in practice or to be left to the human side of medicine. This review will also look into how the therapies works and how it fits into practice life. Herbal medicine Herbal medicine has been used for decades and in many cultures, the use of plants has always featured greatly in conventional medicine and is still used to this day in modern age medicines, plants have been the basis of many preparation. Where pure herbal medicine is different is that it is just purely herbs, and the fact it has little side effects or none at all. Herbal medicines are plant-based medicines made from differing combinations of plant parts e.g. leaves and flowers or solely the roots. Each part can have different medicinal uses and the many types of chemical constituents require different extraction methods. Both fresh and dried plant matter are used, depending on the herb. Herbal medicines can be used as an alternative

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