Alternative Health Care Methods


Alternative health care
gives us the opportunity to use something other than traditional medicine to handle our health concerns. I, for one, am grateful to have these options available. There is no reason why we should have to use only traditional methods of health care. As far as I am concerned I much prefer natural methods to drugs or surgery, which seem to be the only options many doctors give.

Alternative health care method 1:

Homeopathy- Homeopathic medicine is considered extremely safe and is widely used throughout the world. The basic principle of like cures like, so homeopaths use the body's own symptoms to mix a remedy to match. They take into consideration a person's mental and physical make up and the body sort of heals itself. Homeopathy is difficult to explain and somewhat controversial, so it's up to the person to do their due diligence. My thinking is it must work for many or it wouldn't be so popular.

Alternative health care method 2:

Acupuncture- Acupuncture as well as acupressure is based upon nerve meridians that go through the body. It is used to reduce pain, increase blood flow and stimulate the nervous system. The acupuncturist places fine needles into the meridians along the body that pertain to the illness. The needles do not hurt when inserted, but you do feel a slight prickly sensation. The treatments are relaxing and many times people fall asleep. Acupuncture is a very well respected method of health care.

Alternative health care method 3:

Herbal Medicine- Herbal medicine is also a widely used form of health care. It is based on plants and plant extracts to heal the body. Some of the more common conditions treated successfully with herbs are migraines, arthritis, fatigue, menopause, stress, asthma, high blood pressure and depression to name a few. Your first step is a consultation with an herbalist then they will recommend a mixture of herbs.

Alternative health care method 4:

Reflexology- Reflexology is performed by using pressure points on the feet. These points correspond to organs in the body. This is know as acupressure as noted above, it is in the acupuncture family so to speak. Thus, the acupressure sends signals to the nervous system and the result is restored balance. You may feel some discomfort in the beginning, but this subsides during manipulation.

So far I have tried two out of the four and they are acupuncture and reflexology and both worked great for me. I highly recommend those two without hesitation.