There are a number of iOS and Android apps that can be used by anyone to take better care of their health. There are fitness apps, medication tracking apps, sleep apps, and even alternative medicine apps.
If you practice alternative medicine, we’ve put together a list of apps available on iOS and Android that can help you with your medications and treatment. This contains applications for different forms of alternative medicine, as there is more than one type practiced by people around the world.
But first, what is alternative medicine?
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If this is the first time you’ve heard the term alternative medicine, it’s not really a surprise. This is because alternative medicine is not commonly practiced by people.
WebMD actually defines alternative medicine as “medical treatments that are used in place of traditional (mainstream) therapies”. Alternative medicine is also called complementary medicine by some people.
Acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, herbal medicine and even aromatherapy, yoga and meditation are examples of alternative medicine.
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iOS and Android apps for alternative medicine
Here are examples of alternative medicine apps available for iOS and Android:
An article from Health line calls this app “Alternative Medicine 101”. The Alternative Medicine app, which lists Andrey Borzenko as its developer, is pretty much your go-to reference for different forms of alternative medicine.
It is a useful app for both professional practitioners and people who want to look into alternative medicine as treatment options for their health issues.
Alternative Medicine is available for download for Android devices only.
manual of natural medicine
For anyone who practices natural medicine and even those who are just curious about it, the Handbook of Natural Medicine is a great app to have on your phone.
According to the Healthline article, this is actually the app version of “The Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Medicine” and you can use it to help treat conditions using natural means.
The Natural Medicine Handbook can be downloaded only on Android devices.
Another example of alternative medicine is homeopathy, which is defined as WebMD as “a medical system based on the belief that the body can heal itself”.
“Those who practice it use small amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals,” adds WebMD.
A homeopathy app available for download for those who practice or wish to learn about this form of alternative medicine is Homeo Guide. As the name suggests, the app can serve as a guide for anyone wishing to use homeopathy to treat minor ailments and injuries.
Homeo Guide is available for download for iOS and Android devices.
Many may not realize it, but yoga can actually be classified as complementary or alternative medicine. A good yoga app to install on any yogi’s phone is Yoga Studio.
According to a previous Tech Times article on yoga apps available for download, allows users to choose the poses they want to do from the library, and the app itself will pull them together into a cohesive routine.
Yoga Studio is available for download on iOS and Android devices.
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