Alternative Medicine: An Overview Part Three

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An Overview of Alternative Medicine: Part Three

Aromatherapy

This form of therapy uses essential oils which are distilled from various plants. Aromatherapy is widely used since it can be massaged into a person’s body, placed in bath water or even inhaled. It is used in order to relax people and get rid of stress.

Naturopathic Medicine

This form of medicine uses a combination of other natural medicines to cure any form of illness. Right from homeopathy to oriental medicine and herbal therapy, naturopathy combines different treatments along with nutrition and dietary plans that are tailor-made for a person. This form of medicine is used for all kinds of illnesses, whether acute or chronic and it is suitable for people of all ages.

Herbalism

Herbalism is exactly what the name sounds like. It makes use of herbs in order to heal the body from various ailments. Even though various herbs are used in most alternate remedies, Herbalism simply focuses on permutations and combinations of various herbs. This form of medicine is not officially recognized in the United States. However, a number of doctors and practitioners of herbalism still prescribe these medicines.

Yoga

Yoga is a form of physical exercise which has been practiced for centuries in India. It aims at forming a strong connection between the mind and body. Different forms of stretching and various poses are combined with breathing techniques to loosen the muscles and improve blood circulation. Yoga has been used to target specific problems all over the body and heal them by meditation and exercise. It has become very popular in a number of countries and has been adapted in different ways to suit the many different needs of people.

Iridology

This form of therapy is done by studying the eyes. It is perceived that a person’s physical and mental conditions are all reflected in the iris. By studying the iris, it is possible to determine the cause of various problems. Some people specialize in the art of iridology while some naturopaths use this method when other conventional methods cannot determine the exact cause of an illness.

Hypnotherapy

By putting a person into a state of hypnosis, it is possible to get to the root of their emotional and mental states. This allows the practitioner to bypass the conscious state of a person and gain access to the subconscious state. By doing this, it is possible to treat various kinds of illnesses, phobias and other problems.

Magnotherapy

This form of healing makes use of the charge of magnets in order to restore a healthy energy balance in the body. Magnotherapy is conducted by placing magnets on various parts of the body and then using this to control the flow of energy and healing the person in the process.

Shiatsu

Inspection in Tanzania This form of therapy has been used throughout Japan for over a thousand years. Shiatsu is a form of acupressure. It uses various techniques of applying pressure to certain parts of the body with the hand. This pressure helps to release stress and corrects the flow of vital energy throughout the body. This remedy is used for treating illness and it is also used by a number of people for general maintenance. 

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