06 January 2011

Guest Article: 20 Educational Alternative Medicine Blogs

20 Incredibly Educational Alternative Medicine Blogs
Source: Masters in Health Care

"Alternative medicine" is a broad term that encompasses healing methods that aren’t considered "normal." Although they may not have been proven to work as efficiently as treatments using conventional medicine, there are numerous people who swear by their effectiveness, giving hope to others who wish to find new potential solutions for their health problems. If you’re interested in alternative medicine and want to discover more information about its different treatments, peruse the 20 incredibly educational blogs listed below.

General Alternative Medicine

Blogs dedicated to all-things alternative medicine, holistic health and even acupuncture.

  1. Alternative Medicine Zone: Everything is covered on the Alternative Medicine Blog. It’s a great place to find general advice and information pertaining to alternative medicine, herbal medicine, natural remedies, or whatever works for you.
  2. Alternative Medicine Blog: Cathy Wong, author of the Alternative Medicine Blog, is a licensed naturopathic doctor and an American College of Nutrition-certified nutrition specialist who has a decade of experience with alternative medicine. Her opinions on the subject have appeared in numerous health magazines, such as First For Women and Men’s Health.
  3. Natural Holistic Health: Natural Holistic Health is where you can "learn how to keep you and your family healthy safely and holistically." It’s a particularly good source of information about ADHD, as the blog devotes an entire section to the disorder’s natural treatments.
  4. World Acupuncture: Alan focuses on "practical skills, clinically relevant theory and treatment outcomes using clinically potent Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion."

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Chinese have been renowned for their traditional medicine practices, which are only considered "alternative" in the West.

  1. Chinese Medicine News: Studies and research on traditional Chinese medicine are reported on Chinese Medicine News. Recently, the blog has expanded to include news of studies relating to dietary and other breakthroughs.
  2. Deepest Health: Deepest Health explores the topic of Chinese Medicine. Practitioners, students and novices who visit the blog will find directories that’ll enable them to find information tailored to their needs.
  3. Acupuncture & TCM Blog: The Acupuncture & TCM Blog covers a wide range of topics relating to acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine, including the benefits of Eucommia Bark and acupuncture when it comes to back pain.
  4. Traditional Chinese Medicine Resource Center: The TCM Resource Center features news, TCM theory and other beneficial content. For example, posts cover everything from acupuncture’s effect on depression to the ancient Chinese practice of cupping.

Herbal Medicine

Herbs can possess amazing medicinal properties that complement conventional medicine.

  1. Cathy’s Natural Remedies: Cathy, a retired Canadian school teacher living in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, shares her immense knowledge of natural remedies.
  2. A Journey Into Herbal & Natural Healing: Herbalist Tania Tyler comes from a family of healers, so she has dedicated much of her life to studying herbal and natural healing. She has taught several workshops on the topic and her recipes and writings have been published.
  3. The Herbal Advisor: Numerous healing herbs are covered by The Herbal Advisor, including Garlic, Oil of Oregano and Burdock. Remedies for everything from an upset stomach to ADHD are explored.
  4. Ayurvedic Talk: The Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, consists of herbal remedies and additional treatments such as yoga and massage. Ayurvedic Talk discusses these topics in order to encourage a healthy life.


Homeopathic treatments use substances that cause symptoms in small doses to cure the same symptoms.

  1. Homeopathy Works: Joette Calabrese is an expert when it comes to homeopathy, having practiced it for 13 years and studied it for 24 years. Her advocacy for the practice comes from the results she has seen.
  2. Homeopathy Resource: Homeopathy Resource’s mission is to provide "accurate information on homeopathy, homeopaths and homeopathic organizations." Readers can gain insight into the effectiveness of treatments by browsing through the studies posted on the blog.
  3. Hmedicine Homeopathic Medicine Blog: Find homeopathic remedies for illnesses such as the cold and flu, or discover which conditions can’t be treated with them, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Homeopathy medicine and weight loss is a popular topic on Hmedicine.
  4. Homeopathy – Safe Medicine: Another homeopathy blog chock-full of information. A recent post highlights the finding that the remedy Sabal Serrulata has a positive impact on cancer cells.
  5. Homeopathy Blog: The Homeopathy Blog has been posting excerpts from 50 Reasons For Being a Homeopath, a book consisting of 50 letters authored by homeopathic doctor J. Compton Burnett during the late 19th century.


Naturopathy relies on natural remedies and the body’s ability to heal.

  1. Naturopathic View of Human Life: Sushma Shan, a licensed and registered doctor of naturopathy, blogs about the topic and the ways it can be beneficial to your health. She addresses treatments for arthritis, vitiligo and even acne.
  2. Naturopathy Brisbane: Lisa Freebury’s belief in the power of herbal and alternative medicine inspired her to become a naturopath. She’s constantly learning, currently completing her Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine to add to her Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy.
  3. Discovering Naturopathy….a Student’s Perspective: A student of naturopathic medicine documents his thoughts and insights, while sharing resources for students and patients. Readers can even learn about the history of naturopathy.
Thanks to Masters in Health Care, an online source for information on obtaining masters in health care degrees online.

The Al Fin Institutes take no official position on alternative medicine approaches. Many of these approaches might qualify as placebos, while still offering some benefit. Other alternative approaches to health care may contain seeds of effectiveness which cannot be generally obtained via mainstream medical care. Indeed, many of the most vexing problems for busy medical practitioners involve maladies, disorders, and conditions for which orthodox medicine offers virtually no help at all.

Certainly anyone contemplating going off-grid, cruising the high seas, going Galt, or otherwise isolating themselves from most of the amenities of civilisation, would be wise to familiarise himself with a wide array of remedies -- conventional AND unconventional.


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Blogger Billy Oblivion said...

You have to be fucking kidding me?




There is scant evidence for "herbal" remedies, and that must be taken on a case by case basis. There is *some* evidence for crap like Chiropracty, but mostly for lower back pain and some spinal issues (although palliative rather curative) and never for shit like colds or cancer.

But those three?


You've lost your mind.

Saturday, 08 January, 2011  
Blogger al fin said...

And your point is . . . ?

Sunday, 09 January, 2011  
Blogger gtg723y said...

Herbal remedies can be useful, especially when there are no more doctors available because of Obama care. Why do you think that holistic stuff is so popular in Europe? You might as well try something while you wait two years just to see a family physician, at which point you will have to wait another four years to see the specialist and another two years while on the list of surgical applicants. But then again cash is still good in Mexico, India, and South east Asia.

Tuesday, 11 January, 2011  
Blogger Noah Berkowitz said...

Thanks for posting lists of medical blog in your page... I really appreciate it!
-Noah Berkowitz-

Thursday, 02 February, 2012  

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