Complementary and alternative therapies involve a wide range of natural therapies through the use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, diet, nutrition, and other biological methods for the treatment of body, mind, and soul. Busy work schedules, personal issues, and office pressure can create major physical and emotional imbalances. Using complementary and alternative medicine treatments and resources helps in healing the entire functioning of the body. In recent times Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Homeopathy are now classified under complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). These aforementioned therapies focus on the entire body and utilise natural components to treat the imbalances rather than only reducing the symptoms.
Here are the types of complementary and alternative healing therapies which one can follow in life:
Alternative Medical Methods
Alternative medical systems which include Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine comprise complete systems of theory and practice that are based on conventional biomedical approach. The entire system is entirely based upon the concept of practice and a combination of modern and conventional methods. Other examples of complementary and alternative medicine system:
· Lifeline Technique
· Tibetan medicine
· Bowen therapy
· Naturopathic medicine
Key Energy Therapies
Energy Healing revolves around balancing energy fields. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) defines biofields as “energy fields that purportedly surround and penetrate the human body. Energy healing practitioners believe they can enhance the curing process by restoring balance in the body by altering the energy fields within the body. Those who practice energy therapy believe that ailments occur due to an imbalance in energies or energy obstruction in the body. These therapies help in the faster recovery of the body and strengthen it further. Following are some of the examples of energy therapy:
· Therapeutic Touch
This method of treatment is performed by using natural elements including vitamins, herbs, and food. It comprises of nutritional and diet changes that affect the overall functionality of one’s body. It encourages the use of organic food without additives. Biologically-Based Therapies further cure the ailment by using natural vitamins, herbs, and food. This protocol helps treat the diseases without causing any side-effects. This holistic approach including natural cure and remedies can heal every single ailment.
Following are the major examples:
· Dietary supplements
· Vitamins and minerals
· Herbal products
From a headache to cancer, CAMs and natural cure and remedies can help in treating almost every ailment or diseases. People across the world practice these therapies on a regular basis as they do not cause any side effects or negatively impact health. In today’s modern world, it is recommended that you use these approaches under the guidance of an experienced CAM professional.