For centuries, people have been practicing methods of remaining healthy that are completely different from what is practiced in the US. American physicians have generally denigrated and criticized these other approaches. People in many of these other countries, however, live longer than they do in America.
These other approaches to health care, ranging from Acupuncture to Herbal Medicine, are gaining more and more credibility as western science advances to the point where they can document that some of these approaches do work.
The resources below provide a good, objective point of entry for those wishing to learn more: