Guide to Alternative Therapies Part One

Alternative therapies are therapies that are not medicated. They’re generally all-natural and they don’t tend to be regulated in the way that other medical therapies are. There is a huge array of alternative therapies that are used for lots of different ailments. The next few articles will give you a run through on some of the most popular alternative therapies and what they can do for you.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that involves the use of sterilized needles being placed into certain points along the body to treat aches, pains and other problems such as depression and anxiety. The Chinese have been using acupuncture for over 2,000 years, and it’s widely regarded as being one of the most effective and safe alternative therapies.

The concept of acupuncture is based on the concept that all humans have an energy flowing through their body called qi. This flow of energy, as well as a person’s yin and yang are what accounts for a person’s good health. If this flow gets blocked or interrupted, it could cause health problems. Acupuncture can be used at 2,000 pressure points on the body to help with the flow of your qi.

When you go for treatment, you’ll be asked to sit or lie down on a treatment couch. Your therapist will then feel for 12 pulse points and certain other points on your body to find out where they need to place the needles. The needles that are used are very, very fine needles and it’s unlikely that you’ll even feel them going in. You may have just one or two needles, or depending on the problem, up to twenty.

Bio-Energy

The concept of bio-energy isn’t so much a therapy, but it’s more a way of life. The idea of this therapy is that all around us, everywhere and in everything is energy. Everything is made up of energy. It’s thought that there are two main flows of energy that flow through the body – one flow is called cosmic flow, and flows down through the top of the head, and it comes from the planets, the cosmos and the sun. This flow of energy is very fine and is expressed as conscious thoughts, ideas and feelings. The second flow of energy is called the earth’s energy, which flows up through the earth, which is expressed as physical energy and vitality. Bio-Energy states that you can learn how to manipulate these energies and make yourself feel revitalized, well and without sickness or illness. There are practitioners all over the country, so just run a search through Google to find one.

Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicine has been around for many years. It works on the basis that your body has natural healing abilities. These healing powers can cure illnesses and problems with the body, and homeopathy works to increase your own body’s healing power. Homeopathic remedies are usually given in pill form, but they’re sometimes given in liquid form too. You can buy them from most good pharmacies.

Naturopathy

Naturopathy is an approach to health that’s sort of similar to homeopathy. It’s based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. The naturopathy teacher helps you to understand how this works and they educate the patient in learning how to heal themselves. They believe that the most important thing in healing the body is for the conditions surrounding the body to be perfect. That means plenty of rest, relaxation, sleep, exercising, good food and generally treating yourself well. The naturopathy teacher will identify the root cause of the problem and help you to rid yourself of it. They tend towards teaching you how to build your health, rather than actually fighting illness.