Complementary Medicine - Mind & Body
We use a wide range of complementary medicine in our holistic lifestyle and today we would like to share the idea of the options for alternatives of wellness care.
Complementary medicine or you might hear the term Alternative medicine is not one type of medicine but includes everything aside from regular medical intervention. This might include using herbs and essential oils, getting acupuncture, EFT, meditation and mindfulness, and so much more.
Complementary Medicine as Preventative Measures
Complementary/Alternative medicine is used as preventative medicine. It does not replace conventional western medicine; however, it is a element of a wellness lifestyle.
It is a great way to take care of mild health issues and general health and wellness, to hopefully avoid how much you need medical treatment.
This type of alternative medicine might include eating a healthy real food organic diet, taking the right supplements, using herbs, for things like chronic pain or inflammation in the body, exercising, and using herbal remedies.
Alternative Medicine for the Body
There is some alternative medicine that is better for your body, though keep in mind it has some mental benefits as well. Alternative medicine that is good for the body includes exercise, massage, cold showers, stretching and practicing good movement.
For example, if you have chronic pain, maybe you will see a chiropractor to get an adjustment or see a Acupuncturist to help with the pain or injury.
Someone who has pain or stress-related physical issues might get a massage or seek help from an osteopathic physician.
This also includes gentle forms of exercise like walking outdoors, yoga, tai chi, and stretching exercises.
Complentary Medicine for the Mind
There is also alternative medicine meant more for your mind, including behavioral and mental health. This might include meditation, visualization, mindfulness, and journaling.
Think of this as alternative medicine for your mental health and emotional health. What do you struggle with? It might be stress, anxiety, depression, lack of energy or brain fog, and many other issues.
While it is not meant to replace mental illness care from a licensed therapist or counselor, it can help to ease some of your symptoms in between therapy sessions or when you have high amounts of stress, unhealthy coping mechanisms, or just for general mental health improvements.
The important thing to remember here is that alternative medicine is not meant to replace physicians, specialists, surgeons, or therapists. It is used in conjunction with other methods of treating your mental and physical ailments. It can work together with conventional treatments to get you the best care possible, especially when you want to live a more holistic lifestyle.
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