Alternative medicine treatments

Alternative medicine is either ineffective or harmful. Here are some of its most popular treatments!
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Last updated: April 23, 2022
First submittedApril 21, 2022
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Traditional Chinese treatment in which needles are inserted into the body
Acupuncture
Version of the above that applies pressure instead of needles
Acupressure
Previously sold as a panacea, it is used as a term referring to fake cures or treatments
Snake oil
Uses quartz, opals and amethysts
Crystal healing
According to it, sustances causing a disease can also be used to cure it. Steve Jobs used it to treat his pancreatic cancer, rejecting other scientific treatments.
Homeopathy
Introduces the molecule O3 to the body. It can produce paraplegias, pulmonary embolisms and heart attacks
Ozone therapy
Uses essential oils to improve well-being through smells
Aromatherapy
Popularized by Galen, it fell out of favour when germ theory arrived. It used bloodletting as a tool to regulate its four chemical systems: Blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile
Humorism
Consumption of urine for health and cosmetic purposes
Urophagia
Involves the use of water
Hydrotherapy
Manipulates the spine and other joints to improve general health through the nervous system
Chiropractic
Similar to the above, it focuses on improving blood flow
Osteopathy
Transfers universal energy from the palms of the practitioner to the patient without contact
Reiki
Based around the use of salt
Halotherapy
Maps parts of the body onto 'zones' of the feet, then applying pressure those zones to produce an effect elsewhere
Reflexology
Traditional Chinese treatment that applies heated "cups" on the skin
Cupping Therapy
Tries to rid the body of unspecified "toxins". This term is also used on evidence-based medicine to refer to other treatments and processes
Detoxification
Umbrella term for many practices promoting "self-healing" and rejecting any "artificial" or "invasive" treatments
Naturopathy
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