We all try different types of medications, pain pills and various other routes to relieve us from that nagging pain or other medical ailments. We also are always on the lookout for some new breakthrough in treatments and also try various home remedies as suggested by our ancestors. What not many people are aware of is the fact that there are quite a number of tried, tested and reliable alternative therapies available in today’s time and age, which can help you get rid or ease off that stubborn pain and other disorders. Not many are aware of these different therapies. Some are quite old and popular like Ayurveda, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Magnet Therapy etc.; while others are relatively new and comparatively unheard of…… that is till now. Some of these relatively unknown therapies comprise of: Drama Therapy, Angel Therapy, Vibroacoustic Music Therapy, Biochemic Tissue Salts, Dream Therapy etc.
In our alternative therapy section we have covered so many different topics which will leave you astounded as to the sheer number of alternative medical routes available to a human being.
Given below are snippets of the topics which we have covered. For a more detailed read, please click on the side menu under our alternative therapy section.
This therapy uses art materials so that a person can change and grow on a personal level. Art therapy helps in positive thinking, communication, concentration and has many other benefits.
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Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is characterized by restricted joint motion due to inflammation and thickening of the joint capsule. Patient experiences pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Ayurvedic treatment helps in removing the root cause of the frozen shoulder. Herbal medications such as Kashayas and Aristas are used. The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of the frozen shoulder.
Bach Flower Therapy is an alternative therapy, which uses diluted flower extracts for treatment of many emotional ailments, such as stress, fear, anxiety, insomnia, depression, low confidence, anger etc. .
Dance Therapy is a type of alternative therapy which is self directed and moves through different states and sometimes without concentrating on a patient’s specific feeling. Dance therapy helps in treating depression, anxiety, chronic pain and feelings of isolation. It also helps in boosting the body's respiratory and circulatory system.
Chelation therapy is an alternative therapy where chelating agents are introduced into the body to remove heavy metals, toxins and metabolic wastes from the bloodstream.
Patients tend to pop pain pills or NSAIDs to combat pain. What they don’t know is that diet plays a major role in managing pain. A diet that is rich in sugar, saturated fats, refined grains, processed foods increases pain related to inflammation in the body; whereas, a diet comprising of fresh foods, vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins help in managing and reducing pain and inflammation.
So, it is very important to follow the right diet to fight that pain. To read more about Right Diet, please read under the side menu under our Alternative Therapy section.
Angel Therapy involves healing by a non denominational spiritual method by communicating and working with archangels and guardian angels to help heal health problems including mental, physical and spiritual health problems. Angel Therapy is mainly a spiritual healing therapy. The following medical conditions can be treated: Stress related issues, respiratory difficulties, psychological problems, menstrual and menopause problems and spiritual blockage.
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Herbal medicine is a type of alternative medicine which uses the medicinal abilities of the plants. It can be anything from animal parts to fungal substances to minerals, etc.
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Holistic medicine is a type of alternative medicine which benefits health by concentrating on the mind, body, spirit, and emotions of a person. According to holistic medicine, an individual should have the right balance of all these things in life to achieve optimum health.
Magnet therapy is branch of alternative medicine which uses static magnetic fields for treating illnesses. Some of the products which are available for treatment include: Magnetic jewelry and bracelets; net magnetic straps, magnetic supplements, mattresses; shoe insoles; plasters/patches; magnetic creams, magnetic blankets and magnetized water.
Many medications which we use today are derived from traditional herbal remedies some of which include the Native American Herbal Remedies. These remedies use local flora for treatment like “Yerba Santa.”
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Naturopathic Medicine is a diverse type of health care which involves diagnosing, treating, and preventing illnesses using Naturopathy/ Naturopathic medicine. Naturopathy comprises of ideologies which are based upon observation and facts of health and disease and which inspire and determine its practice. Naturopathic medicine is beneficial in pain relief, stress, maintaining weight, increasing fitness levels etc.
Orthomanual Therapy is a branch of alternative medicine which focuses on diagnosing and managing health conditions, which occur as a result of malalignment of the spinal vertebrae and other joints.
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Osteopathic medicine is a separate medical practice in the United States of America. Osteopathic medicine provides benefits of modern medical science, such as medicines, surgery, and technology to assess an injury or diagnose a medical condition and to treat it. Osteopathic medicine encourages the body to heal itself and is beneficial in joint pain, flexibility, joint stress, migraine and tension headaches.
Prolotherapy comprises of injecting non-medicinal irritant solution in the body. The injection is given in the region of ligaments or tendons in order to encourage strengthening of weak connective tissue and to relieve musculoskeletal pain.
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Reflexology is a remedial therapy which provides pain relief by applying mild pressure on the hands and feet. Reflexology alleviates pain by relieving tension, improving circulation, and promoting natural function of the body.
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Reiki is a Japanese treatment method which involves meditation for stress reduction, relaxation and to promote healing. The meaning of Reiki is universal life energy.
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Drama Therapy is an intentional type of psychotherapy where a person is healed through the medium of drama. Drama Therapy uses drama and theater processes systematically to achieve psychological change and growth. The main aim of Drama Therapy is to look for ideas and other problems using activities, which are based on drama. Drama Therapy develops imagination, creativity, increases self confidence as well as social and interpersonal skills.
Vibroacoustic Music Therapy helps in treating chronic pain without the use of long-term pain medications. This therapy is a combination of "vibro" and "acoustics," where the patient feels the vibration of the music while listening to it. The basis of this therapy is the transmission of vibration through the skin to deeper tissue which provides relief from chronic pain. Vibroacoustic Music Therapy helps in chronic pain, insomnia and stress.
Acupressure is a branch of Chinese Medicine and is safe and gentle to use. It helps in treating neck pain, back pain, improves circulation, relaxes muscle etc. It does all this by application of pressure on different pressure points on different parts of the body.
Acupuncture is also a branch of Chinese medicine and has been practiced for greater than 2500 years. Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles through the skin at key acupuncture points in the body. The needles are inserted to different levels depending on what is being treated. Acupuncture helps in treating headache, migraine, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, myofascial pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, dental pain, tennis elbow, hypertension, gastrointestinal problems and gynecological problems including menstrual cramps.
The Alexander technique is a process which deals with the correct technique of standing, body posture and movement in order to eliminate unnecessary tension from the body.
Aromatherapy is a type of treatment which involves the use of scents from different essential oils and botanical oils, such as tea tree oil, grapefruit oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, lemon oil, etc.
What is Biochemic Tissue Salts and 12 Basic Mineral Salts for Maintaining Health and to Prevent Illness
Biochemic salts are used as domestic first-aid kits by many people and this is becoming one of the fast spread alternative treatment in today’s world. According to this therapy, there are 12 basic salts also known as Tissue Salts which are thought to be the foundation of the body. Deficiency in any of these salts can cause illness in the body. So, it is important to keep a proper balance in these salts to maintain health.
Cardiac coherence is a technique where a balance and coordination between the breathing rhythm and heart rhythm is achieved. Cardiac coherence helps in improving mental health, intellectual functioning, emotional stability and reducing stress.
Dream therapy comprises of interpreting an individual person’s dreams to overcome emotional problems and fears.
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Hydrotherapy, also known as water therapy, is an ancient therapy which involves the uses of therapeutic benefits of water to treat diseases. There are 2 types of hydrotherapy: External Hydrotherapy and Internal Hydrotherapy.
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What is Light Therapy or Phototherapy? Its Experiments and Benefits In Treating Psoriasis, Insomnia, Vitiligo
Light Therapy is a type of alternative medicine which comprises of exposure to daylight or artificial light of certain wavelengths, such as lasers, dichroic lamps, fluorescent lamps, light-emitting diodes or full-spectrum light.
Spiritual healing is a method where subtle energies are transmitted and used for healing purpose. These energies are also known as Chi and Prana. Some of the methods of spiritual healing are: Prayer, visualization, higher levels of concentration, radionics, channeling of spiritual leaders/ helpers, personal spiritual awareness, psychic powers and Bodhicitta.
Unani medicine is a branch of alternative medicine which involves the use of methods by which an individual can lead a healthy life. The origin of Unani medicine is Greece. Hippocrates, a Greek physician, is the founder of Unani medicine. Unani medicine is based on the concept of four humors, which are Phlegm, Blood, Yellow Bile and Black Bile. A person’s health is maintained if there is proper balance in these four humors.
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