In theory alternative medicine is a form that does not fit well with the western medicine framework once a form of medicine that has been well proven to be scientifically effective and a theory was able to show and explain the language of the western medicine and the study behind it.
But then after the theory comes politics, in reality US alternative is a form of medicine that has not been accepted as a valid reason with the American Medical Association and US government in other countries different official bodies will have to choose the real meaning behind it is like the alternative medicine. In Canada is was considered as the conventional medicine that is highly regulated.
Would you even consider that according to the US government the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine vitamins are completely or alternative medicine have not been proven to have a great effect on the body of humans.
There are theoretical uses of vitamins that are not even fully proven but that doesn’t really mean that what has not been proven means less effective.
At the same moment just because someone claimed that they offer alternative medicine makes them a liar supplements are not regulated and may not even disclose the ingredients that it contains for certain that it will not even tell you the dangers that it contains if taken together with another medicine.
If you are interested in using an alternative medicine for a specific problem or just simply to improve your health its best to do research what kinds of alternative medicine you are interested in and speak with the doctor about whether not she will be willing to work with the alternative expert.
Then you may find a person that is really good with alternative medicine and that most forms of alternative medicine are not licensed in the US so ask where they went to school and how long have they been practicing it.
Oriental medicine is the form of alternative medicine that can be compared to the western medicine as a complete system of medicine, oriental medicine is based on different theories that have ben developed on thousand of years and has been developed on the Yellow Emperors Classic between three to five thousand years that has passed.
Herbal therapy is the most common form of alternative medicine found in the US and it is possible that it can be very risky, while most of the conventional medicine doctors prescribe today are from herbs, the herbal supplements that are commonly on sale have no common dosages and may contain fillers that are very rare with the side effects.