The department of Alternative Medicine at Annapurna neurological Institute & Allied Sciences focuses on non-conventional or non-traditional approaches to healthcare and healing. Alternative medicine encompasses a wide range of therapies, techniques, and practices that are used alongside or instead of conventional medical treatments.The primary objective of our Department of Alternative Medicine is to provide patients with alternative options for managing their health conditions, promoting well-being, and supporting overall holistic care. Alternative medicine approaches often emphasize the body's natural healing abilities, individualized care, and a whole-person approach that considers physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health.
The department typically offers a variety of alternative medicine modalities and therapies, including:
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): TCM incorporates practices such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and Qi Gong exercises. It focuses on balancing the flow of energy (Qi) within the body to promote health and treat various conditions.
Ayurveda: Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine from India that emphasizes balance and harmony within the body. It includes treatments such as herbal remedies, dietary adjustments, yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic massage to restore health and prevent disease.
Naturopathy: Naturopathy emphasizes the body's innate healing abilities and uses natural therapies such as herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, lifestyle modifications, hydrotherapy, and physical medicine to promote wellness and prevent illness.
Mind-body therapies: Mind-body approaches, such as meditation, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, and guided imagery, aim to promote a connection between the mind and body to reduce stress, enhance well-being, and support healing.
Herbal medicine: Herbal medicine involves the use of plant-based remedies and extracts to promote healing, alleviate symptoms, and support various health conditions. It draws on traditional knowledge and scientific research to identify and use herbs for therapeutic purposes.
We do combine both allopathic and alternative medicine to treat various conditions and disorders and have already proved a good outcome on those conditions and disorders.
The department of Alternative Medicine aims to provide patients with additional options for their healthcare needs, supporting a patient-centered approach that recognizes and respects individual preferences and beliefs about health and healing. By integrating alternative medicine modalities into the healthcare system, patients have the opportunity to explore and incorporate alternative approaches that align with their personal values and goals.