Many people may think that alternative medicine is a relatively new practice but types of alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, have been around for over 2,000 years.
And alternative medicine is threatening to become mainstream. It has many famous adherents, including Steve Jobs, who practiced alternative therapies when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show", calls yoga "the most important health practice I have adopted".
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, appears to recognize the importance of alternative medicine, mentioning it in 7 different sections of the law. insuranceQuotes.com takes a look at the history of alternative medicine and at the benefits that people may receive from alternative treatments today.