Natural Therapies for Good Health

On August 13, 2010, in Health Articles, by admin

Alternative and complementary natural therapies are a great addition to vitamins, minerals and herbs. There are so many other things you can do to improve your health from acupuncture to massage. Implementing the use of these therapies is taking off because people want to avoid going the route of more invasive type procedures.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common natural therapies people are using. Baby boomers are some of the biggest clientele using these therapies.

Acupressure — uses principles based on Chinese medicine. The practitioners apply pressure to the acupoints on your body which produces higher levels of important biochemicals and can increase blood flow in your body tissues. Even though acupressure points can be measured electrically, scientists can’t figure out why it works. Acupressure is typically used for but not limited to stress, back problems, headaches, cold, flu, allergies, respiratory problems, digestive problems, and healing from injuries.

Acupuncture — follows the same type of treatment options as acupressure only it it involves the use of very fine needles. This also is a very old practice used in Chinese medicine even though our culture considers it a “new therapy”.

Biological Dentistry — is removing amalgam (metal) dental fillings or teeth that may contain toxins which are believed to cause systemic diseases and pain. The idea is that replacing the metal fillings with nontoxic compounds will eliminate toxins from the body and increase resistance to disease.

Electromagnetic Therapy — involves the use of energy and magnetism to diagnose or treat disease. Practitioners claim that applying electromagnetic energy outside the body, it can correct imbalances in the body. Treatment is used for ulcers, cancer, headaches, burns, nerve injuries, asthma, arthritis, cerebral palsy, heart disease, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, tumors and more.

Light Therapy — involves the use of ultraviolet light to treat certain conditions. Some conditions light therapy is used for are depression, seasonal affective disorder, psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, and reduce bilirubin levels. Some light therapies are Colored Light Therapy, Light Box Therapy, Ultarviolet Light Therapy, UV Blood Irradiation and Photodynamic Therapy.

Massage — involves rubbing, kneading and manipulation of your body’s muscles and soft tissue to promote relaxation and enhance function. Some uses of massage are to decrease stress, anxiety, depression, pain, stiffness, backaches, headaches, increase flexibility, improve posture and improve sleep.

And so many others!!! To find out more about a specific therapy click on the link below that interests you. It will take you to a site that focuses on that particular therapy in more depth to see if it is right for you and the condition you are dealing with.

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