The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine will prepare freshman students for entry-level careers in the alternative medicine environment such as chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, rehabilitation, hospitals, wellness centers, and spas. Other non-conventional medical therapies that are taught at alternative medicine schools may be Ayurveda;, osteopathy, macrobiotics, orthomolecular medicine, craniosacral therapy, hypnotherapy, iridology, aromatherapy, and even visualization techniques.
Proponents of alternative healing modalities argue that the medical industrial complex willfully ignores natural, holistic approaches to health care, choosing instead to pursue more profitable treatments such as surgery and pharmaceuticals, treating symptoms and ignoring the cause to ensure that patients return for more procedures and prescriptions.
Hmmm… the definition of traditional” is something that is long-established and time-honored.” Since herbs, foods, roots, and other natural remedies have been used for millennia, I would contend that natural medicine should actually be considered to be traditional” whereas drug-intensive medicine (which has only been used for a century or two), should actually be considered the alternative” medicine.
Note: Alternative medicine includes practices such as acupuncture , naturopathy, and chiropractic , as well as such therapies as chelation therapy, homeopathic remedies, and biofeedback There has been an explosion of interest in alternative medicine in recent years.
The factor structure underlying this questionnaire explicitly addresses integrative, conventional, and relationship-focused dimensions, and can be used to track both individual changes in a student’s attitudes over time, as well as programmatic changes resulting from more comprehensive inclusion of curriculum material related to integrative medicine.