Staying Healthy Naturally, in Today's World
In the olden days, when our great-great-great grandparents and fore-fathers lived, most of their health combats were tackled by turning towards everything available in their environment and surroundings.
Just for a brief moment, think back and imagine what life looked like 1000 or 2000 years ago. Can you?
In a book recently published by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos they share that it is unknown when live began, yet we all are depending on it for everything that occurs in our reality. As human beings from different cultures and backgrounds, it is obvious that somewhere in time, there was very distinct groups of existence. Habitats were not exposed to each other and there was no mixing in between cultures. Every group, how small or big had their own rituals for each event. Today there is no separation in existence. As humans we have come a far way.
We accept each others’ cultures, food and healing systems.
Especially alternative health treatments are widely adopted by Medical Professionals to promote health of their patients. Today we know of Yoga and Meditation being applied in cancer centers all over the country to help people in their journey.
Many people are not aware of the many working alternative health systems which are part of the normal day to day life for at least 4 out of 10 Americans. Indicators are that the holistic health industry continues to grow. As more people step outside the limitations of conventional medicine in search of whole body wellness, the opportunity to enjoy satisfying holistic health looks brighter with each passing year.
Here are some of the most popular holistic health modalities available for you:
Acupuncture – This is an ancient healing technique that uses slender needles to gently remove blockages in the body’s energy system, promoting balance and holistic health. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of disease, from headaches to addiction.
Ayurveda – is a complete holistic health system that developed in India, where it has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Ayurvedic treatments seek to balance mind, body and spirit, offering individualized recommendations based on each person’s unique constitution. Healing therapies used in Ayurveda include diet, herbs, aromatherapy, color therapy, sound therapy and touch therapy.
Biofeedback- is a tool for teaching patients how to use the power of their minds to manage chronic or stress-induced pain, such as migraines and muscle spasms. It can be a powerful alternative to pain medications. The basic practice uses machines to help patients become more aware of biological processes such as their brainwaves and heart rate, so they can learn to manipulate these processes without the equipment. Biofeedback is typically used in health care settings by licensed medical professionals, but it can also work well in a natural medicine setting or by trained psychologists.
Diet-based therapies – Diet therapy views food as a source of healing. Practitioners provide customized dietary suggestions to help their patients improve immunity, lose weight or fight illnesses such as cancer and allergies. Diet therapists may be trained in a holistic health tradition such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, or they may come from a more mainstream background as nutritionists or dietitians.
Energy healing – is a general term for any type of healing that seeks to balance, restore or manipulate the energy systems of the human body. Examples of energy healing include Reiki, polarity therapy, pranic healing and therapeutic touch. Many energy healers practice only part-time or combine their energy healing technique with other forms of holistic health treatment, so incomes vary widely.
Guided imagery – is a holistic health technique for training the mind to concentrate on specific images or symbols in order to achieve a physical, emotional or spiritual goal. It can be used as alternative or complementary medical treatment. Many people are familiar with the example of cancer patients visualizing their cancer cells being blown up or destroyed. Guided imagery is a popular treatment that is typically offered by health care professionals with specialized certifications.
Hypnosis – has been used in a variety of holistic health applications, including weight loss and pain management. It has been used to dramatically reduce the pain of childbirth, as well as relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel symptom and treating skin diseases such as psoriasis and warts. Hypnotherapists can also help clients quit smoking or reduce stress.
Massage therapy – the leading form of holistic health treatment, has grown dramatically in popularity since the 1980s. Drawing on a wide range of techniques from acupressure to Thai massage, massage therapists use the power of touch to help their clients attain deep relaxation and healing.
Kinesiology or movement therapies – applies the study of muscles and movement as an evaluation and treatment tool in a clinical setting. There are more than 80 different types of kinesiologists. Most use some form of “muscle testing” to pinpoint health problems and determine the best treatment option. Holistic health treatments used by kinesiologists may include bodywork, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathic products and energy work. Diet, sleep or exercise recommendations may also be offered.
Qi Gong – is a Chinese meditative practice that combines controlled breathing and slow deliberate movements to promote the circulation of vital energies in the body. Practitioners experience stress relief, pain reduction, and improvements in overall health and longevity.
Therapeutic Touch – this modality is a hands-on process that involves a light touch on the head on contact points that correspond to different aspects of an individuals life. There are different point for joy, sadness, awreness, sexuality, kidness, peace and calm. This alternative health system finds its roots in the access consciousness bars treatment. By undergoing one treatment by a professionally trained facilitator you can clear away locked up energy, release limiting believes, improve personal relationships and move towards living the life you desire.
Healing your body with alternative medicine is completely possible. Not everything works for everyone. To find out what works for you, start by working with a health professional who will help you keep dangerous chemicals out of your body and environment and increase natural and wholesome intake of food and other balancing techniques.