When the conventional forms of medicine don’t work for you, it’s time to take the alternative. There are medicine/therapies that are less common but are just as effective as the first-choice treatments. Although they may not be found in clinics or hospitals, you can trust that these practices will help you.
Acupressure is the type of acupuncture where no needles are needed. Instead, the therapists use pressure by pressing hands, elbows, and/or feet against your body. They do this on specific points called the “meridians”. These are channels in the body that feed life into it. So when these are massaged, the passages become clear and life can flow effectively into the body. Whether or not you believe it, research has shown that this therapy decreases the nausea experienced by chemotherapy patients and help people to relax before surgery.
This therapy is currently being used by millions of Americans. The act of puncturing the skin with needles – sometimes with electricity too – in specific points in the body is so popular because of its effectiveness at relieving chronic pain and helping with depression.
In this form healing, the body is also believed to have a life force flowing through it and when someone is sick, he has a low amount of this force in the body. In Reiki, a practitioner will transfer his energy to the patient by lightly placing their hands on his body or really close to it. This act actually relaxes the body which allows for speed healing, pain reduction, and improve overall well-being.
This is a widely accepted form of alternative therapy that it is considered more of a complementary medicine. It involves fixing the disorders of both the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. These include pain in the arms, neck, joints, legs, and head.
The most common form of this therapy is spinal manipulation. This makes the spine loose and “hypomobile” by applying controlled force from the hands to the joints of the spine. Mobility of the spine is restored and muscles are loosened when this action is performed. In turn, this allows damaged tissues – due to repetitive stress or a single stressful event – to heal.
Reflexology is similar to acupressure but this concentrates on the feet, hands, and ears. The theory behind this treatment is that these body parts are connected to other organs and body systems. It is said that these will enjoy certain benefits when hands, feet, and ears are pressed the right way. The great thing about this treatment is that you can do it on yourself. However, going to an experienced practitioner is better.
This treatment is used by million around the world because it has been shown to effective at improving anxiety, cancer, diabetes, kidney function, and asthma.
As you can guess from the name, naturotherapy is one based on the healing power of nature. The doctors that practice this seek to study the physical, mental, and spiritual effects of a condition on a patient. Then the treatment of this will usually involve herbal medicine, change of behavior, nutrition, and even other types of alternative medicine. So far, it has shown positive results in reducing back pain.
Although many of these have no scientific proof behind them, there’s no denying the results. It just goes to show that, sometimes, the natural method will yield better results.