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No Longer Quackery….The Alternative Method of Medicine Becomes Mainstream



Aromatherapy…Acupuncture…Hypnosis….Herbal Vitamin Therapy….Massage Therapy….Reflexology….  

These are just some examples of the alternative medicine treatments that have become mainstream methods in the treatment of thousands of illnesses and ailments.  If you’ve got it, there is a form of alternative treatment for it. It has been true in the recent past that many of the forms of alternative therapy were considered quackery because their treatment methods were unorthodox and the results of alternative care were not researched and reported. Recently that has changed, however, with many methods of alternative care becoming more mainstream, and alternative care health schools experiencing higher rates of enrollment.


Alternative care health schools give students the opportunity to literally “cash in” on the growing field of alternative medicine. The methods used in alternative medicine are growing in popularity but are still considered to many to be somewhat pricey because most of the alternative methods are still not covered by medical insurance coverage.  However, recent research shows that an increasing number of individuals are willing to pay the higher price for a more natural form of treatment for whatever ails them.


As research into the effectiveness of alternative health care increases, health insurance programs will increasingly create reimbursement programs for alternative health care treatment and it’s methods will continue to grow in popularity. Congress recently funded the NCCAM (National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) to conduct research studies and gather evidence regarding the effectiveness of alternative medicine. These studies are conducted in a controlled design in which the alternative method is compared to an inactive control treatment. The results are showing that alternative methods are more effective than most people think. Additionally, the NIH (National Institute of Health) has become increasingly interested in gathering information regarding alternative medicine. This increasingly trustworthy reputation of alternative medicine will also continue to bring students to alternative care health schools.


The demand for alternative care health schools and treatment continues to grow as people seek out treatment that not only treats the symptoms of illness, but the person as a whole. More than half of people interviewed expressed an interest in trying alternative medicine if it was covered by their medical insurance coverage, especially if the services were offered by their own physician. Over sixty-percent of Americans said they would pursue alternative medicine if diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  This growing acceptance has lead to many students choosing to enroll in alternative care health schools. There is a wealth of information on the Internet available to students wishing to pursue an education at an alternative care health school. Schools that offer programs in alternative medicine are all over the country and there are several resources available to students when choosing the  alternative care health school that is appropriate for them.


If the field of alternative medicine attracts you, now is the time to pursue your education! Don’t wait…start today!

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