No matter what your chosen alternative medicine of choice is, whether it be Eastern-style, holistic, or another style of therapy, the most important medicine is not the most popular necessarily, but the one that works best for you.

However, the proven health benefits of massage are finally coming to the forefront and now many doctors and hospitals across the country can actually recommend or prescribe massages as a part of a treatment regimen for individuals suffering from a myriad of symptoms.

One of the most important symptoms that a good massage can fix is assisting one to relax without having to take powerful suppressant drugs.

Massage can also help reduce pain without narcotics.

There are some who say that aromatherapies are purely psychological.

There is disagreement about whether it will achieve what it claims it will – helping 600 000 Australians get subsidised dental care.

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Opposition have both publicly damned this new dental program, saying it is “smoke and mirrors”.

The truth is, like the previous two therapies mentioned, acupuncture does have the possibility of relaxing the body and the mind.

If the body is relaxed and the mind is feeling healthy and strong, it will help the body to recover as well.

All indications point to great news for those, while physicians say it will be before they’re able to formally state the operation a success.