health promotion and disease prevention
Cultural attitudes towards alternative forms of healing such as acupuncture, massage therapy, homeopathy and other traditional medicines can have a great influence on success. Different cultures may view some of these treatments differently and therefore be more or less likely to seek out the services of practitioners in these fields. In addition, religious beliefs can play a role in how individuals perceive certain treatments and the willingness to accept them. For example, some religions may not recognize the validity of certain forms of healing while others might encourage their use.
The presence of other individuals who are knowledgeable about specific methods or who support different types of healing could also have an impact on someone’s success when it comes to seeking out treatment for physical or mental ailments. Having an ally who understands the potential benefits that alternative forms of healing can provide is invaluable in helping someone become successful at using these types of therapies for their own problems. Additionally, having access to resources and people with experience in this field can help guide those looking into alternative forms of care towards effective providers who may be able to provide successful results for their individual needs.