Alternative Treatments to
Alternative treatments to modern medicine have become very popular for a number of health and medical
conditions. Traditional medicine is not necessarily the appropriate choice for everyone, which is why naturopathic
medicine and alternative treatments and therapies are available as well.
Consider something as common as a headache; for someone who suffers from headaches or migraines often, deciding
to go with an all new alternative treatment instead of conventional medical therapy gives them the opportunity to
treat their discomfort in a more natural way, without side effects common to most headache medicines and pain
I don’t know about you but I would rather choose visiting the massage therapist or
chiropractor over taking such prescription drugs like Imitrex, which can produce a number of adverse reactions in
some users. Other people consider drugs like Imitrix to be a godsend and greatly prefer it to the nausea
and pain of a migraine. The choice of which is best for you has to be made by you. Perhaps try each until you find
one that works well.
How do you know what alternative treatments are out there, and which ones are right for you? I don’t know too
many people who haven’t heard of massage and aromatherapy, both
of which are great alternative treatment therapies that help cleanse and rejuvenate your body from the inside out.
At the very least both therapies can relax the body and mind, which relieves stress and promotes healing.
Combining massage and aromatherapy offers the best of two popular alternative treatments. You can choose from a
number of essential oils to enjoy during your massage; lavender and sage are traditionally cleansing and
relaxation, while essence of citrus, especially mandarin orange, is invigorating and energizing.
For deep muscle pain, menthol or mint massage lotions provide great relief. And don’t forget to drink plenty of
water to flush those toxins out of your body. Massage therapy should be one of your regular alternative treatments,
once you get past the initial awkwardness and are comfortable with your masseuse.
In addition to massage and aromatherapy, other popular alternative treatments include acupressure, acupuncture,
naturopathic medicines, biofeedback, oxygen therapy, music therapy, meditation, mind-body therapy, and chakra-gemstone therapy.
Of course, the list of alternative treatments is much greater than the few that are listed here. Some
alternative treatments are nothing more than quackery, so do your homework before you get caught up in some
far-fetched scam that does nothing for you. The best test is to see if it works, for you. If you like and
believe in massage then it will be far more beneficial than if you don't. The same applies to therapies
such as crystal healing. For the most part, alternative treatments have proven to be
very beneficial according to people who have tried them and have had great results.
We as a nation are fast becoming health and fitness enthusiasts who want more than what traditional Western medicine has to offer. Do
your homework and choose what alternative treatment will best complement your fitness strategy – here’s to your
healthy mind, body, and spirit!