Have you been to see a medical doctor lately? Were they all to keen to prescribe you drugs?
In the West we are led to believe that Medical Doctors are the only option and have all the answers but you have a choice.
Prescription drugs are BIG BIG business so think carefully before taking anything your doctor prescribes.
Good clean nutrition and a healthy lifestyle will go along way to healing most medical conditions.
Although Medical Doctors are helpful for many health problems you may find more natural solutions elsewhere.
Here is a list of Alternative therapies you can try written by Marcela De Vivo:
Yoga has numerous health benefits, from helping to lower blood pressure to reducing asthma symptoms. Its even been shown to boost heart health, relieve stress and increase flexibility. It is also a great way to introduce mobility exercises and meditation into your life.
Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine that operates under the idea in which a certain substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure symptoms in sick people. For example, the remedy rhus tox (derived from poison ivy) is actually a common treatment for poison ivy, oak and other skin conditions, such as eczema.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using scents to improve an individual’s overall well-being. To reap the benefits of aromatherapy, you can massage or soak in tinctures of essential oils, which are derived from various plants. The essential oils are believed to react to your body’s personal chemistry, resulting in positive effects on both your mood and health.
4. Chinese Medicine
For those wary of Western medicine (two words: staph infections), Chinese medicine can be an interesting alternative. Chinese medicine focuses in a few areas, including herbal medicine and acupuncture. Unlike Western medicine, which often only focuses on treating symptoms, Chinese medicine works to create balance within the body.
Acupuncture is a popular, millenium-old form of traditional medicine from China. Commonly practiced by inserting very fine needles into per-designated regions of the body, it helps with everything from aches and pains to illness by restoring balance in your Qi (pronounced chee). What’s Qi, you ask? It’s a term for the energy or life force that is present in your body and your surroundings. Other Chinese practices like Tai Chi and Feng Shui also deal with corralling Qi.
If needles aren’t your thing, acupressure can also work wonders on the body. It works with very similar principles to acupuncture; however, there are no needles involved it’s more like a traditional massage.
Cupping is another popular Chinese practice. People who use cupping as a treatment will usually have ominous circular bruises on their back. It is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin to improve blood flow, thereby improving the flow of Qi as well.
Originating from the East, Reiki is a popular form of massage therapy from Japan; however, it also works under the principles of Chi. Though often classified as a type of massage, Reiki is unique in that it doesn’t involve touching at all. Practitioners merely hover their hands in strategic places on their patients; earning it the nickname “hands on healing”.
9. Detox cleanses
A good detox cleanse can motivate you to make healthy changes in your lifestyle. While some cleanses are somewhat dangerous, there are more moderate cleanses out there. For example, the Quantum Wellness Cleanse promotes healthy eating by cutting out toxins from processed foods, caffeine, animal products and alcohol are less-invasive way of shaking up your eating habits.
10. Massage therapy
Massage therapy is yet another natural treatment to promote a healthier you. Various types of massage therapy have been shown to help relieve stress, lower blood pressure and help to heal and prevent injuries. By incorporating moisturizing lotions and essential oils that are good for the body into your Massage, you can also improve your skin elasticity and health.
Marcela De Vivo is a freelance health and wellness writer and yoga enthusiast in the Los Angeles area. In addition to yoga and meditation, she opts for these alternative therapies as a means of preventing illness and injury. Sometimes, even her children join her! Follow her on Facebook and Pinterest today.