So what is alternative medicine and natural healing? Some would argue it’s not alternative at all, but rather, holistic, natural, complementary, integrative and intuitive! Unfortunately, this catch-all phrase within the medical community has been used for many years to describe anything that doesn’t quite fit within western medical practice. In its strictest interpretation, even increasingly common health care practices such as acupuncture are technically alternative medicine, as is chiropractic care.
Today, we are on the brink of scientific discoveries in to how simple, natural and common sense approaches such as nutritional healing are making a huge difference in the health and quality of life for many people. On this channel, we hope to bring you the latest information and research in to the exciting and broad realm of alternative medicine where many medical practitioners feel the answers to unlocking a healthy future lie.
During the winter months when vitamin D levels are typically low, seasonal affective disorder affects millions of Americans, primarily those who live in the Northeast. Can adding more of this nutrient to your diet reduce symptoms?
Recent studies confirm meditation is effective for relieving pain. Many conditions have shown to benefit from meditation techniques, including arthritis. Although it won’t fully cure the pain, it will decrease the severity of flare ups.
Herbs that help you focus and concentrate include skullcap, ginkgo biloba, gotu kola, rooibos and chamomile. Find information on each, including actions, possible side effects, precautions and preparations.
Crystals are the most perfectly formed structures found in nature. To many, they are nothing more than lovely gems and stones; but to those who study vibrational energy, they are also tools for healing.
Herbs such as cayenne, ginger and prickly ash can be used to help with circulation after having a mastectomy. By stimulating blood flow and the lymphatic system herbal remedies can improve healing and reduce pain and swelling.
Excellent for improving mood and beneficial for physical well-being, bergamot is one of the more popular aromatherapy oils. Learn about the benefits and ways you can use this therapeutic essential oil yourself.
Some essential oils are warm and stimulating while others are herbaceous and cooling. Still others are bright and uplifting. Categorizing the different aromatherapy oils into fragrance families is a method of understanding the similar characteristics of different oils.
Did you over exercise, lift too many heavy objects or make a sudden awkward move? If you are looking for herbs to help relax sore muscles and tendons, these can help provide relief by reducing swelling, inflammation and pain.
We all go through stressful times now and then, but did you know too much stress can have a negative effect on your health? Learn what herbs for stress management can help you when you are faced with tough challenges in your life.
Learn about this uncomfortable condition that affects millions, including what can trigger an outbreak. Herbs, used internally and externally, are one type of alternative medicine for psoriasis. Learn about these and other natural remedies that can help.