Alternative medicine

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- Austria
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- Pakistan
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- Saudi Arabia
- Singapore
- Spain
- Sri Lanka
- Taiwan
- Thailand
- Turkey
- United Arab Emirates

Alternative medicine abroad encompasses untraditional and generally non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical treatment options preformed by specialists overseas. This includes a variety of therapies that work to increase wellness, prevent illness and address existing symptoms and conditions. These treatments may include naturopathic medicine (herbs and plants), homeopathy, cultural medicine (such as Chinese), and mind-body techniques, among many others.

Alternative medicine is increasingly being seen as complementary to the more conventional Western medicine, and allows for a holistic mind-body-soul treatment approach.

Common alternative medicine procedures

Alternative medicine treatments are available for a range of different issues and ailments. This includes:

  • chiropractic treatments
  • acupuncture
  • moxibustion
  • herbal medicine
  • reflexology
  • aromatherapy
  • reiki
  • tai chi
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • hydrotherapy
  • hypnosis
  • biofeedback
  • self-help
  • traditional Chinese, Unani and Ayurveda medicines
  • ear candling therapy

Alternative medicine designed to aid in the treatment of cancer for example includes taking dietary supplements, megadose vitamins and herbal preparations; the drinking of special teas; and practices such as massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing and meditation.


A full list of available destinations for alternative medicine is provided in the search box to the right of this page.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on alternative medicine at:

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine -

Complimentary Healthcare Information Service UK -

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Page last updated: Monday, 23rd November 2009