What is alternative medicine mean? Alternative to what? When a sickness comes on a person such as a head cold, one usually goes to a doctor and he/she gives medication of some kind to you for your symptoms. What a traditional doctor might do for their patients; decongestants to help relieve stuffy nose, sinus, and ear congestion symptoms. Okay, now what would an alternative to that be? It would be a natural source like garlic, place a garlic paste on the bottom of your feet at night wrapped in your socks and by morning most all symptoms of a head cold are gone. Garlic is a natural antibiotic that serves in many functions of the body. Green and white teas are a welcome local alternative medicine that comes from natural resources that helps fight fat, and help prevent staph infections. Research shows dry mustard pack is a great local alternative medicine for the coop; it will pull the infection from the lungs and bronchi-tubes that blocks air from entering in. The mucus is drawn out by this method. Mustard is renowned for its stimulating, cleansing and more. Massage therapy is another local alternative medicine to help works out toxins, and relax muscles. Deep massage is a cure in most cases for anxiety, instead of a traditional medicine to calm one, a warm massage and soft mood music has a great effect on the central nervous system. A hot rock method down the spin is great for taking the knots out; it is an awesome way to spend the end of your hard working week.