Sunday, 25 May 2014

Alternative Healing Methods


Michelle Sigurdson

Is Alternative Healing For You?

Alternative healing methods thrive within the field of holistic healing. Depending on your needs, some holistic health approaches can be used as alternatives to mainstream medicine. A therapy that is used to replace traditional medicine is called "alternative healing."

Six Sensational Benefits of Alternative Healing

  • Some alternative health methods can be very gentle. Because of this, they can help manage extreme pain and be beneficial for patients in pre and post surgery.
  • Alternative therapies may transcend some of the limits of modern medicine.
  • Alternative treatments can bring new hope for healing stubborn ailments.
  • There are no side effects with many alternative natural healing methods.
  • With some healing approaches like energy healing, you may be able to feel some immediate benefits.
  • Some healing therapy can be done on the self. (And self healing can be learned.)

Four Popular Alternative Healing Methods:

Energy Healing: Reiki, Healing Touch, and Pranic Healing are all energy healing methods. The field of energy medicine is growing - healthfully! This alternative healing method works using the idea that we are we are ultimately made up of quantum energy. Your energy can be influenced by universal energy and other energetic biofields (or auras). The goal is to restore balance to your energy centers and strengthen them.

Body Work: massage therapy,the Rosen Method, and Craniosacral therapy fall into this category. Massage by itself can be deeply soothing, which can help the body heal. Also, one of the theories behind body work is that memory is stored in our muscle tissue and that it can be released and healed with body work. This can lead to emotional, mental and physical healing.

Chinese Medicine: can help with pain management, depression, stress and insomnia. Some of the main methods of treatment include: acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, diet therapy, and qigong (a form of meditative exercise). Acupuncture works by having a doctor insert fine disposable needles at key meridians or energy points along your body. This may help dissolve energy blocks and help your body heal itself.

Ayurvedic Medicine: treats the whole person through a holistic assessment. In Ayurveda, your treatment is based on which "dosha" or body type you are. Once you have been assessed, purification and rebalancing of your specific dosha is recommended. Changes in diet, fitness and sleeping habits tailored to your particular body type may be recommended with this ancient East Indian medical practice.

The healing methods featured here may also be used as complementary therapies that work alongside mainstream medicine. (In this way they can also be called: "complementary" healing methods.)

Alternative and complementary healing methods may offer you hope where there wasn't hope before. Explore your options and listen to your divine body. Alternative healing methods can help you radiate your ultimate health.

Explore the magic of alternative healing methods, including an in-depth look at the definition of holistic health and alternative medicine at:

About the Author:

Michelle Sigurdson has a background in Communications and is an energy healer. She loves all things holistic and is the creator of At Lumia she shares wellness resources, information and inspiration.

As a writer and nature enthusiast, she is passionate about the beauty of the planet and her people! She brings this enthusiasm and devotion to her web, print and audio creations. Join her on a journey that explores all facets of holistic healing... Discover! Explore! Be Nurtured!


  1. Yes! I have successfully sought out healing in many of the areas that are mentioned here. The body responds to these gentle treatments. They treat more than the body. They treat the mind and the emotions which are essential to healing as well. Recently, I attended a workshop on Organ Massage. It is an ancient Korean healing art that consists of abdominal massage and qi gong exercises. Very helpful in stimulating digestion and detoxing the body. Easy to learn. There are videos on You Tube. Western medicine has its place, but I've found if I pay attention to my body and treat signs of discomfort early, eastern medicine works better for me. These healing arts have survived the centuries.

  2. I'd also like to mention crystal healing under the energy work umbrella. It's amazing!!