Supporting Alternative Healthcare: Know What It Is and How to Incorporate It into Your Life

Health, Therapies
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When popping pills no longer work or that you feel like standard care has become insufficient, you should give alternative medicine a try.

Whether used alone or as complementary care, there are certain benefits you’ll gain, including a resolution to your health problems. But you should familiarize yourself before you start this kind of treatment.

What is alternative healthcare?

When we think of alternative healthcare, images of acupuncture and meditation come up. Well, you’re not exactly far off.

Alternative medicine is majorly important to the overall health of a person. If the mind is not right, then the body is not right. It’s great because it tends to focus on the whole body and not just treating a symptom as traditional medicine does.

Everyone should incorporate alternative healing into their lives.

Why should you consider alternative healthcare? This is a great question. Another great question is, why not?

Alternative healthcare has been around for thousands of years, from Chinese herbal medicine to Kinesiology. It has been supporting and healing the human race since our inception. It also supports traditional healthcare by counteracting the symptoms brought on by the sometimes harsh chemicals that you have to ingest to fight illness and get well again.

Combat the environmental damage done to your body from daily life through alternative means.

What is kinesiology?

A good example of alternative medicine is Kinesiology, a type of therapy that was developed by Dr. George Goodheart DC and is a bio-mechanical hybrid of physio and Chinese medicine. He found a direct link between the meridians (a Chinese term for the path of energy) and problems throughout the human body.

But what is kinesiology and what is the science behind it?

It heals the body through gentle manipulations to allow for any blocked energy to flow freely throughout a patient’s body.

You have 12 main meridians in your body and each of them controls a specific. These are manipulated by the kinesiologist in order to restore the body’s energy flow or Qi that controls health.

Blocked energy stops the body from working in the way that it should and can cause a wide array of problems such as sexual dysfunction and depression.

How you can have a lifestyle that promotes better health and fits into alternative healthcare

There are several ways you can open the door to alternative medicine. But the first step is to start living a healthy lifestyle.

  • Switch to a healthier, plant-based diet.
  • Cut down on inactivity and increase fitness goals. Buy a bike from Johnny’s Shop and cycle to and from work for a bit of cardio.
  • Cut down on bad habits, such as smoking and drinking.
  • Lose weight or maintain a healthy weight and body shape.
  • Keep your mind alert and engage in activities that will activate your brain.
  • Get as much sleep as you can

Now that you know what kinesiology is, find out if you are eligible to receive the treatment. You should also check out YouTube for resources on how to incorporate ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) into your routine. Doing so can help soothe your mind and put you to sleep after a hard day.

Other ways to bring alternative medicine into your life would be a trip to Chinatown or a local Chinese apothecary or herbal shop to get some herbs to boost or support your body and overall health.

Consult with your doctor as to your current health concerns and seek their advice on how best you can incorporate alternative healthcare into your current treatment plan.

More on alternative medicine

Kinesiology is just one example of this type of treatment. It also includes acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, and traditional medicine.

Alternative practices are also different from contemporary medicine because they are used in place of standard, pharmaceutical-based care, not alongside it.

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