Alternative Therapies by Altherapy
Alternative Therapy, sometimes also known as complementary or integrative therapy, are medical treatments that do not originate from the conventional Western Medicine. Although some Alternative Therapies have been clinically proven to work, and have even been incorporated into Western Medicine, much of it still relies solely on tradition and anecdotal evidence. But as more research is being done in this area, the scientific evidence is amassing and it is now very beneficial to assess one’s medical condition and treatment with both Western and Alternative Therapy, to ensure that one is choosing the best care available to them. While using our space, please observe the 3 labels assigned to our practitioners: 1) Medical Doctor defined as a medical practitioner who has a qualification in medicine which has been recognised by the Singapore Medical Council, 2) Licensed Alternative Medicine Practitioner defined as a practitioner of an alternative therapy who has a licence recognised by a Singapore official regulatory body, 3) Therapist/Trainer defined as a practitioner of an alternative therapy without a license officially recognised by a Singapore official regulatory body.
Alternative Therapies by Altherapy
A community for discussions about all forms of medical therapies besides Western Medicine. Topics for discussion include but are not limited to – Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Nutritional Therapy, Massage, Spirituality, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Meditation, Reiki, Tai-chi, Osteopathy, Hypnosis, Biofeedback and Yoga.
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  5. Hi @mona0lisa! This certainly sounds like a problem which is causing alot of distress. Sometimes, people can experience certain parts of their bodies sweating more often (eg. palms, armpit, feet), ...
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  7. Hi @AmberD. Thank you for the interesting question. For ear infections, evidence supporting alternative therapies is limited. There are some suggestions that acupuncture may help with ear fluid cle...
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  9. Hi @brainyCamel521, thank you for your question. There is some ongoing research on the use of alternative therapies such as herbal medicine and acupuncture etc in the treatment of colorectal cancer...
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  11. Hi, hypnosis is indeed a real science and some uses in fields such as pain management, psychosomatic problems etc. 
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  13. Hi @thelastblade! You have asked a very interesting question which has not actually been explored well in the scientific literature. If we go back to basic principles, the most common causes of hee...
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  15. Hi @sickboiboi! Acupuncture is a safe and acceptable form of treatment for chronic back pain with no obvious anatomical origin of the pain. It can be used in conjunction in other forms of conservat...
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  17. Hi @sky9929, this is a very interesting question that you asked. Tinnitus is defined as perceiving sounds despite there being no external source. In that context, the symptoms that you describe are...
    Dr. Ram J
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