Alternative medicine is a term that describes medical treatments that are used instead of traditional (mainstream) therapies. Beyond that, complementary and alternative therapies are difficult to define , largely because the field is so diverse; it encompasses practices spanning diet and exercise changes, hypnosis, chiropractic adjustment, and poking needles into a person’s skin (aka acupuncture).
Studies of Ayurveda are few and far between (perhaps because the practice includes such a wide variety of treatments), so it’s difficult to determine how effective it is as a treatment system (But the fact that the treatment system has persisted for so many years suggests it’s got something going for it.).
During the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries regular and irregular medical practitioners became more clearly differentiated throughout much of Europe and, 155 as the nineteenth century progressed, most Western states converged in the creation of legally delimited and semi-protected medical markets.
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