There are everyday stresses in our life that build and make living seem impossible. There are dark corners in our mind that may cause extreme difficulties that make waking up do hard of a chore to do. Some of these problems may be due to an extremely negative experience that occurred earlier in life. There are other issues that arise due to a chemical imbalance in the body and brain. So, what are the possible solutions to these issues? Where does someone turn?
You could consult your doctor, get a prescription and start a medicinal regimen of chemically induced drugs. This option is available and may seem like a quick fix, but what if you were offered an option that would not pump chemicals into your body and you could feel great all over? Well, then perhaps you should investigate the option of natural healing.
Natural healing is also known as alternative healing; in general terms it includes anything outside the realm of modern scientific healing. It is not a new practice but an old one that seems to be enjoying a rebirth. There are a variety of therapies that are listed under this thinking. A few you may have heard of and others may be new to you. The more prominent examples follow.
In herbal medicine herbs are used to make healing ointments and oral treatments. Herbal medicine also utilizes cooking with herbs and supplements and teas.
The theory behind Naturopathic Medicine accepts that health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being; health is not just about fending off disease; it is also about treating the whole being for optimal health and wellness.
Massage Therapy is an increasingly common alternative and complementary health practice. Stimulation via touch is the basis for massage. This improves circulation and also induces relaxation while lowering stress and anxiety for a whole-body effect.
The theory backing Holistic Medicine subscribes to the belief that the body and all its parts work together. By working to heal and attend to the parts of the whole body and mind healing is achieved.
Meditation strives to take the practitioner beyond the conditioned thinking mind (the mind we live and work in consciously on a daily basis) on to a deeper state of relaxation. It can be used to accomplish one or many goals, including enhanced focus, improved creativity, and/or increased self-awareness.
Chiropractic medicine is a form that has sat at the verge of the mainstream for generations now. It focuses attention on the musculo-skeletal system of the body. It is accepted that by adjusting and manipulating the body not only can realignment of bones, joints, and body systems be appreciated, but the manipulation can also result in a release of positive energy to promote healing.
Within these therapies are other elements that comprise a whole healthcare system that people are starting to embrace. Why? For starters it is a fact that a build up of chemicals can have toxic effects on one’s body and cause another set of issues. So, people are looking for other ways to help them feel complete wellness.
What About Emotional Help?
You have read of all the physical help that alternative medicine can achieve, but what about mental wellness? There are several options that one can explore and one option may be homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy is based on the philosophy that the mind and body are integrated as one and should be treated as such. Based on this theory, a homeopathy designs a treatment plan that incorporates the needs on a physical and a psychological level. A well trained homeopathy knows that some of the patient’s symptoms are complex, so they are able to differentiate them and take special note so they can choose a remedy on the individual’s needs.
What Can Homeopathic Medicine Treat?
Homeopathy can be used to treat several psychological disorders. Some of these are: anxiety, insecurity, depression and withdrawal, immaturity, psycho-sexual problems, fears and phobias, schizophrenia, and obsessional states. The doctor will not just diagnose and try treating the disorder itself, but will treat the whole person. The homeopathic doctor will interview the patient to get the full story; physical and mental. They will ask questions regarding the patient’s history so they can correctly design a therapy. This is the essence of homeopathy. The understanding of the whole person will give the homeopathic doctor the full reason of the imbalance and the imbalance is the root of the mental disorder.
Alternative medicine is comprised of a variety of theories that all have their own spin on the cause and cure of certain disorders; however they have a common thread of wholeness. Alternative health therapies strive to make the patient feel whole. Complete wellness is physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual harmony.