In light of the modern-day stress over health and wellbeing, it comes as no surprise that alternative therapies & natural remedies are becoming more popular.
Personally, I find it amusing that some therapies are considered “alternative” when in fact many of them were used and popularized long before modern medicine existed.
Let’s take a quick look at 10 natural health and alternative therapies that will boost your health and bring your body, mind, and spirit back into balance.
Used for more than 2,500 years ago in China, acupuncture is more than a bunch of needles inserted into your body. It is a comprehensive medical modality that balances energy (qi or chi) in the body.
Although it has a long history, it is not well known what the biological mechanism is that makes acupuncture a great healing treatment, especially for pain.
In a report in The Journal of Pain, a study demonstrated that the use of acupuncture increased the interstitial adenosine in the skin, which caused a reduction in chronic pain.
Acupuncture is used for controlling pain; however, it may also be used for anxiety, depression, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as sinusitis and fertility.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative therapies used today.