There are many alternative health care options including hypnotherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture and reflexology to name a few.
during one hypnotherapy During the session, the subject is put into a trance-like state using various methods. The hypnotist then makes various suggestions to change the patient’s sensations, thoughts, or behavior. Results vary from person to person depending on their susceptibility – in many cases it can be very successful.
homeopathic Treatments are based on using very small amounts of a substance similar to what may have caused the problem in the first place. This should stimulate the body’s own self-healing powers. This alternative therapy has its critics, but there is no doubt that it seems to work in some cases. This form of alternative health care has been around since the 18th century and has sometimes been described as “like cures like”.
reflexology is an ancient Chinese form of alternative health care. Areas of the feet are manipulated with the therapist’s fingers and thumbs, not needles as in acupuncture. The therapist stimulates specific areas of the feet and this relates to corresponding parts of the body. For example, it can be used to treat stress, chronic back pain and infertility.
Herbal remedies play a huge role in alternative healthcare. There are hundreds of different types and they can be used to treat a variety of conditions. However, caution should be exercised as they can react with conventional medicines. Many conventional medicines are based on herbs and plants. Digitalis (used to treat heart disease) comes from foxglove and the pain reliever aspirin is derived from willow bark. Herbal remedies are widely available in health food stores and are available in tablet, capsule, ointment, and tea forms, among others. If your problem is more complicated, you can consult a doctor. Be careful when choosing a practitioner as anyone can practice as an herbal practitioner. Choose someone who is affiliated with one of the professional bodies that regulate standards.
Ayurveda is another tradition of alternative healthcare originating in India. Ayurveda uses traditional medicinal herbs in combination with yoga, massage, nutrition and meditation – a very holistic approach.
Many therapies, including occupational, speech, and body therapies, can be performed in the comfort of your own home. These therapies are invaluable for rehabilitation after a stroke or accident. Most health insurance plans support home care.
Home care is also available for normal patients. Qualified professionals can help with pain management, dressing changes, and post-illness or injury care. The advantages are enormous – for example, time and cost savings when traveling to a suitable medical center, preservation of quality of life and privacy.
Studies have shown that patients who are cared for at home recover faster than those who are cared for in institutions. A better atmosphere and the certainty of being with family and friends support the recovery process.
Thanks to Artur V Cosicov