The Rise of Alternative Medicine
The earliest evidence for human’s use of traditional medicine was the use of plant for healing which dated back to the Neanderthal period. There is still 75-80% of the world population who depend on the herbal medicine for primary health care. The traditional medicine is based on knowledge, skills and the practices that are developed over generations. It is called as the Indigenous or folk medicine. It has popularity in number of Asiatic countries such as China, India, Japan, and Pakistan. WHO estimates that the traditional method of birth attendants assists up to 90% of all the rural births and about 70% of the births in the developing countries.