The history of alternative medicine is a rather interesting one, and has its origins in traditional methods of medicine. Alternative medicine has been in existence since time immemorial. Being a primeval science, this medicinal system has been known to man since the early days of his time on Earth. Using natural ingredients to prevent and cure most illnesses has perhaps been man's greatest foray into medical science. Traditional medical practitioners aimed at prevention of diseases associated with an increase in resistance of the human body. The earliest use of traditional remedies dates as far back as 2800 BC in China.