Are you on the hunt for solution? for pain relief, stress, relief, or self-care, to just treat yourself to good things?
Are you looking for something that will help regain your balance?
Maybe an alternative or complementary therapy is just the thing you need.
The National Institute of Health reported in the 2007 National Health Survey that 38% of US adults use complementary medicine. Complementary medicine is used along with conventional medicines. Instead of conventional medicine, people use alternative medicine. Therapies may include healing with herbs and vitamins, breathing techniques, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, massage, Tai chi, energy work, aromatherapy, and reflexology. These techniques can help modify your current brain/body condition or promote a healthier mind/emotional state. I will mention my favorites.
This is an ancient art of study in the reflex points in your hands and feet. Stimulating these points by applying pressure can generate attention back to the organ and restore its function or balance. The trained therapist will work on these reflex points for half an hour to an hour. It may involve essential oils and usually music. The treatment will relax you and you will be amazed at the results. This is a great treatment to try if you don’t like disrobing for a massage treatment. Ideally, treatments should be every week if medical conditions exist.
Tai chi is an ancient form of martial art with slow movements and originated in China. Tai Chi research studies showed that it improves balance and helps to reduce falls. This flowing form is sometimes called “meditation in motion”. The slow movements bring peace of mind and ability to sense your body in space. Tai Chi helps muscles and ligaments, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 2 diabetes. Any age can learn this practice. Harvard Medical School recommends Tai Chi for rehab and any aging condition. I practice the first form every morning.
Adjusting the spine back into alignment is very successful. This treatment can help pain from auto accidents, or slip and fall. Usually, with the treatment, other therapies are offered. Other therapies are massage, cold or heat packs, traction, vibration, laser therapy, electric-stim pads.
Massage therapy can help lymphatic and blood flow, reduce stress, relieve knots in muscle tissue called trigger points, relieve pain, and much more. This is like a little vacation without leaving town. There are many massage techniques. Hunt for the one you need and don’t be afraid to tell the therapist that the hand pressure is too deep. She will appreciate the feedback.
Essential oils are made up of chemical compounds that can help us with several types of issues of the mind/body. The Journal of Aromatherapy gives information about cinnamon oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). The first use was thousands of years ago for colds, flu, digestive problems, rheumatism, and kidney problems. We commonly use it for spice.
For instance, the major compounds of a cinnamon leaf are eugenol (80-90 %), eugenol acetate, and cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamon bark has different compounds where cinnamaldehyde is 45% and eugenol is 4-10% with other compounds in lesser degrees. The compounds of cinnamon can help with antimicrobial (inhibiting micro-organisms), antiseptic, astringent, parasiticide (kills parasites), and vermifuge (expel worms). In addition, Cinnamon can also stimulate circulation, respiratory, and cardiac. This is just naming a few benefits. What else can differ in the compounds of a plant is where it is grown and how it is grown.
Look for a therapeutic grade, organically grown, and pure. Always remember that essential oils are very volatile which is another way of saying “use caution”. Essential oils are extremely concentrated. Therefore, never take internally unless you have researched its uses. Always dilute before applying essential oil. Rule of thumb is 12 drops per ounce for adult use and cut that by 50% for children. You can use a carrier that can be oil like almond, jojoba, or fractionated coconut oil. I like using all-natural lotion with my oils. Check out the blog on the benefits of the essential oils I put in the blend https://www.immune8.com/immune-8-blend-and-beneficial-actions/
Essential oils are an easy way to boost your immune system and can help defend against virus and other germs, check out Immune8.com
What diet is best? Paleo? Keto? South Beach? Atkins? The Mediterranean Diet? Glycemic Index? Vegan? It can become overwhelming. Any medical condition that you take medication for will have diet restrictions. However, if you have a chronic disease, like diabetes, developing a meal plan will be necessary. If you are an avid health fitness buff, your diet will be based on your needs for working out. Our lifestyles, beliefs, and physical conditions dictate our diet. Have fun and don’t stress out.
In conclusion, I believe in the techniques above because they have helped me, and I have seen them help others.
It all comes down to what you believe in that will work for you.
To Your Health & Happiness!