Popular Alternative Health Treatments

Learn more about common alternative therapies and how they can benefit your health. 

Many people are turning to alternative and complementary treatment options, particularly when traditional medicine isn’t providing the optimal results. Whether you are dealing with asthma, allergies, acne or even depression, there are popular alternative medicine options that could alleviate your symptoms. And our Southfield, MI, doctor Dr. Antoine Geffrard can help you determine which alternative treatments are right for you.


Chances are good that you’ve heard of acupuncture. Perhaps you even know someone who has gotten it (and raved about it!). Acupuncture’s roots are based in Chinese medicine, in which thin needles are placed just on the surface of the skin to stimulate certain areas of the body. By placing needles into these points, we can stimulate the central nervous system and the release of certain chemicals in the body that help trigger the body’s natural healing processes. Acupuncture has been popular for treating,

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Menstrual pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Certain types of arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Strains and sprains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Muscle, ligament or tissue pain (acute or chronic)

Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic care is becoming increasingly popular as a complementary therapy. A chiropractor can realign the spine and improve how the musculoskeletal system functions by manipulating the joints, muscles, tissues, and nerves. Regular spinal adjustments can benefit those dealing with persistent aches and pains, pinched nerves and limited range of motion that impact their daily routines. Of course, chiropractic care can also be beneficial for preventing these problems.


This is another popular alternative therapy that has been around for centuries. Through certain homeopathic preparations, it’s believed they can stimulate the body’s natural healing responses to help the body heal itself. Homeopathy can be beneficial when used in combination with your current treatment plan. Still, if you’re not sure if homeopathy is right for you, this is a reason to turn to our Southfield, MI, physician for a consultation. We can help you determine which alternative therapies may be best for you.

Are you interested in what alternative health could do for you and want to discuss your options with our Southfield, MI, doctor? Our consultations are extensive, and we can go through each treatment in great detail, giving patients all the information they need to make better, more informed decisions regarding their health. To schedule a consultation, call RMS Consultations today at (248) 663-5353.

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