Are you vexed with all the Chemical onslaught of Modern medicine to your body?
Allopathic or the English medicine’s prevalence is pretty recent in the Indian soil. But the adoption has been nearly 100%. Our traditional medicines were dying a slow death until the “getting back to roots” wave started.Now Alternative medicine is gaining a big momentum. We would like to present to you some alternatives – both old & new!
Top Alternatives medicine are listed below :
Acupressure is a therapy in which pressure is used on particular points on our body. The pressure is applied by hand,elbow or with various devices available. In Acupressure, a signal is sent to the body to turn on its own ‘self-healing’ mechanism. While pressing these acupoints, sit comfortably, try to relax, close your eyes and take a deep breathe. Acupressure and Acupuncture are more or less similar methods. The basic difference is, in Acupuncture needle is been used and in Acupressure points are simply pressed. According to the theory behind Acupressure, meridians are channels that carry life energy which is ‘qi’ or ‘chi’ throughout the body.When these meridians are blocked, illness occurs and Acupressure therapy helps in relieving blockages and energy starts flowing freely in our body again. In market, many equipments are easily available to perform Acupressure at home. Acupressure chappals are also been used commonly. There are many free applications are available in android and ios phones to learn different techniques
Acupuncture is nothing but penetrating the skin with thin needles which is been monitored by a practitioner or electrical stimulation. It is helpful for chronic pain and depression. In Acupuncture thin needles are inserted into the patient’s body which is a bit painful. However it is advisable that one should undergo this treatment only with a trained certified Acupuncture practioner. One should also be concerned that the needle been used for him or her is new and clean.
‘Life Force Energy’ flows through everyone’s body. If this energy force goes low you become sick is what Reiki says. In this, the practitioner transfers life energy to the client through his palms. The client may or may not be sitting in front of him. Long distance Reiki is also possible. The purpose of Reiki is to gain relaxation, speed healing, reduce pain and ultimately make the client fit and in best of his health. The founder of Reiki is Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. In Reiki, ‘universal energy’ is been transferred through the palms of the practitioner. By passing this energy, the practitioner does physical or emotional healing of his client.
This is all about nature as its name indicates. Nature has strong ability to heal everything. In naturopathy treatment, intake of sugar and salt is strictly prohibited. Instead of sugar, they suggest having jaggery in our daily diet. In a single day, one should consume only 3 grams of salt according to the Naturopathy. Their main motto is ‘medicine-free life’. They suggest eating a lot of leafy vegetables and fruits. All the natural resources are good for our health.The things which are processed are not good for our body. For example bread, pizza base etc. Fruits and vegetables grown on trees should be consumed in quantity.
Homoeopathy was created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. Practitioners suggest to avoid intake of coffee when one is undergoing Homoeopathy treatment for any of his physical issues. Good part about Homoeopathy is these medicines do not have any side effects on your body. Generally, Homoeopathy treatment takes a bit longer to cure than that of Allopathy but Homoeopathy is definitely for long-term effects. You can cure your problem of the root.
Ayurveda is an ancient science originated in India before thousands of years. In Ayurveda, our body substances are mainly divided into 5 elements which are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Ayurveda also says that our body has 3 Doshas that are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The balance of these 3 Doshas should be maintained in our body to be fit and healthy. It has no side effects at all. Experts use different techniques like herbs, massage, specialized diets which altogether balances our body, mind, and spirit which helps in overall well being of one’s body. Dhanvantari is the Hindu God of Ayurveda. Ayurveda medicines are divided into 8 components which are known as ‘Anga’ in Sanskrit.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils which are been extracted from the roots, leaves, seeds or blossoms of plants. These oils can be inhaled, massaged into the skin or may be taken by mouth(rarely though). Each technique has its own significance. This therapy is used for relaxation, reducing pain, depression etc. Research is still going on in this. Aromatherapy is helpful in improving sleep quality. Plants do contain some chemicals which protect them from bacterias and viruses. Oils used in Aromatherapy are generally combined with a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil. Aromatherapy oil candles are also available in market. Pure grade oils should be used rather than synthetic ingredients or fragrances.
Balneotherapy which is also known as Hydrotherapy uses water for therapeutic purpose. The logic behind is water is beneficial for our skin and body. Practitioners use mudpacks, douches, and wraps. They want to prove that water can definitely boost one’s immune system. Balneotherapy is basically the treatment of disease by bathing. It involves both hot and cold water.
Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine which is based on the diagnosis and treatment of misalignments of the joints in our body. Chiropractic is widely accepted these days. This is very well established in the United States, Canada and Australia. Disorders of nervous systems are mainly cured through Chiropractic therapy. Spinal manipulation is performed in this therapy. Joints movements are being balanced here.
Biofeedback allows people to control our body’s processes happening involuntarily like heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature etc. Patients learn relaxation techniques and mental exercises from Biofeedback therapist. Electrodes are been used in this technique. Biofeedback improves the efficiency of pelvic floor exercises and restores bladder functions.
Yoga has become very popular in today’s world. It improves your immunity. Yoga is beneficial for physical as well as mental health. Yoga increases your stamina and reduces stress. Kids are also advised to do yogasanas suitable for their age. There are special yogasanas for pregnant females too. There are many types of Yoga like Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga yoga, Power yoga, Iyengar yoga, Ariel yoga etc. Yoga increses your flexibility and energy levels. Yoga improves your posture. There are many benefits of Yoga.
Here we discussed multiple alternative medicines to cure diseases. Doctor Fharzana Siraj has done a great job in the medical field. She is the co-founder of Krshn yoga and a doctor of Alternative Medicine. She is specializies in therapeutic yoga. She is also certified Iyengar yoga trainer. Let me give you a short introduction about Orange ray. Orange ray is a multi-speciality alternative medicine clinic. No chemicals are used at Orange ray. They try to treat patient without using knife. One can go for Corporate yoga for healthy and active mind and body at work. One will definitely get a wonderful experience through this.
WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIFE.
Author: Anshu Mundada
Based in Pune, Maharashtra
An entrepreneur and a content writer by profession is a passionate reader and writer. Her pens are her best friends. She loves to study a topic deeply and then write on it.