Major types of alternative medicine
Major types of alternative medicine
Patients and people suffering from pain and those who have tried conventional drugs-based medicine often turn to one or multiple types of alternative medicine therapies to seek relief, and improve quality of life.
Millions of people in India rely on homeopathic medicine. After it was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago, homeopathy’s basic theory is that ‘the substances that make you ill can also help you stay well’, as per the World Health Organization.
In this therapy, a professional hypnotist will work on your mind and state of consciousness. He will make simple but powerful suggestions to help the patient improve his health. If you are a smoker, want to lose weight and can’t sleep at night, then hypnosis is a good alternative medicine technique. It can give you relief from stress, pain, headaches, and even childbirth. Studies show that giving positive or useful suggestions generates biological and chemical changes in the human body, and this improves the nervous system, from where many diseases begin.
Yoga in all its forms is a very popular alternative medicine technique used to keep the body fit, improve blood circulation, and reduce stress. Today, more than ever before, studies suggest that regular yoga in the form of stretching and breathing exercises and meditation can help in the prevention of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood sugar, digestive problems, and early degeneration of joints.
This is a risk-free technique that uses the suggestion of helpful visuals to treat people suffering from cancer, a heart attack, anxiety, and stress. In medical studies, brain scans of patients who use this technique indicate that visualizing an activity encourages a patient to carry out this activity. A patient is guided with the help of positive images and this promotes the willingness to do tasks in recovery, exercise, and re-learning new skills.
In India Ayurveda has been regularly used for thousands of years. In this alternative medicinal technique, Ayurvedic practitioners use herbs, massage, breathing, diet, and meditation to treat the whole self and restore balance in the body. The focus is on maintaining a healthy life energy. This is because if the prana is not balanced it can lead to illness, and this this illness can only be treated by balancing the spirit, mind and body.
Many of us have found great relief from pain if someone gently rubs our head, neck, shoulder blades, legs and arms. There is immediate release of pain and negative energy, and this makes us happy, which is why massage as an alternative medicine therapy is very popular in India and across the world. It is cheap, doesn’t consume time and triggers immediate short-term results.
The alternative medicine technique of meditation is one of the fastest growing therapies across the world. Many studies have now confirmed that slow, even breathing clams down the mind, helps us focus, and helps in the prevention and control of many diseases. Studies also show an improvement in asthma, high blood pressure symptoms and pain among those who meditate regularly.
Like Ayurveda in India, acupuncture dates back thousands of years in China and other Asian nations. Today, it’s one of the most popular alternative medicine techniques to cure or prevent certain medical conditions. The World Health Organization has given its approval for acupuncture to treat more than 28 medical conditions respiratory and digestive disorders, and pain.
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