//Alternative & Complementary Medicine: 2. Holistic medicine / Natural Remedies

Alternative & Complementary Medicine: 2. Holistic medicine / Natural Remedies

Holistic medicine

Holistic medicine is an alternative medicine that recognises the body’s ability to repair itself, and finds ways to help it when it is having trouble. Instead of providing drugs, which often cause side effects, as they do not agree with the body, holistic medicine focuses on complementary ways of repairing the body through focus on the mind as well. Holistic medicine recognizes that although the body can heal itself, for some reason it is having trouble doing so. Therefore it will encourage it, through body and mind, to go about its natural process through the use of natural medicines. Holistic medicines include acupuncture, aromatherapy, colour healing, traditional Chinese medicine, massage and reflexology. These are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the prescribed drugs, to work with the new ideas of a healthier lifestyle, which includes organic food and exercise such as yoga and pilates.

Natural Remedies

Natural remedies are the basis of complementary medicine, as an alternative to drugs. Natural remedies seek to heal the body in a positive way without subjecting the body to side effects. Side effects can affect the state of the mind, making the healing process longer, whereas natural remedies help the mind as well as the body. Thousands of people are turning to natural remedies when they are ill, not just because they are kinder to the body, but because they work.

Milk Thistle is key in the fight against alcohol abuse and liver damage, St John’s Wort, a weed, has a fantastic effect on depression and has been called a natural Prozac, given the number of people taking Prozac this is a huge find. There is even an effective way to fight the flu with Echinacea, which is proven to help. Therefore people are turning to natural remedies, not only because they cost less but because they are better for body and mind than orthodox medicines.

By | 1999-04-24T16:01:46+01:00 April 24th, 1999|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Alternative & Complementary Medicine: 2. Holistic medicine / Natural Remedies

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