The benefits of alternative health care have been known since the olden times. Even some doctors recommend alternative or holistic medicines to patients who prefer non-invasive methods of healing or has no longer benefited from conventional medicine and healing methods. But one must know that there are different approaches to alternative health care, depending on your ailment.
Here are some examples and its benefits:
o Aromatherapy – it refers to the use of plant essentials in curing diseases. Essential oils are added to a carrier oil base which is applied to the body in massaging. The skin absorbs these plant essences which stimulate the circulatory system, lymph flows and help in natural detoxification process. In addition, aromatherapy can also help improve a person’s mood and cognitive function.
There are three methods of application for aromatherapy. The first one is the topical application which involves massaging herbal essences and therapeutic skin care. There is also the aerial diffusion for environmental disinfection. The last one and the most common next to the topical application is the direct inhalation aimed for disinfection, decongestion as well as improving one’s mood.
o Chiropractic – it is a popular treatment for ailments related to muscle, bone and joints. It gives more emphasis on treatments on spinal problems as the spine is the center for many health related problems.
o Herbal – It is the use of herbs in treating various health problems like insomnia, diabetes, skin allergies and other diseases. It can also help you lose or gain weight naturally.
o Acupuncture – the insertion of needles in various pressure points to alleviate pain or for other therapeutic purposes. When applied correctly, it can also stifle cravings for food or even smoking.
These methods of healing have no adverse side effects, provided that it is done correctly and by a licensed practitioner. It is more cost effective compared to conventional and mainstream medicine.