Gone are days when alternative or natural healing practices were usually relegated to the realm of the ‘unknown,’ or treated as curiosities. However, this hasn’t been an overnight process. It actually took a while for conventional medicine to study and recognize the efficacy of certain ancient natural healing services like Ayurveda, Reiki, acupuncture, Tai Chi, and reflexology.
In modern times, people have depended upon conventional medical wisdom and used prescribed pharmaceutical products to treat ailments. However, the risks and side effects posed by certain drugs as well as certain medical procedures has forced the field of medicine itself to reexamine the possible applicability of complementary therapies.
This is why our minds have opened to the idea that, in order to treat a disease, a holistic approach to healing is required to address the problem at the root.
Holistic healing (also called ‘integrative medicine’), then, involves the synergistic application of multiple healing techniques. To treat insomnia, for example, conventional medicine, the use of herbs and teas, as well as dietary and lifestyle changes may be required.
There are several benefits to be had when it comes to holistic healthcare practices and natural healing services. A few of them are discussed below.
The holistic approach to wellness and healing takes your total lifestyle into consideration. Sleep deprivation or inadequate sleep is sometimes identified as a precursor to certain health conditions since it is a form of physical stress. In fact, sleep can help with a lot of diseases arising from low immunity.
If you suffer from poor sleep, a holistic healing practitioner will consider it as a major element to be addressed in treating your condition, whether it be obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or even depression.
You’ve probably experienced seeing a friend or an acquaintance who has undergone significant stress (e.g. divorce and deaths in the family). The effects of extreme stress physically manifest themselves through premature gray hair, wrinkles, and sunken eyes.
However, with natural healing services, some people bounce back from tragedy and regain the youthful vitality they once lost.
By incorporating natural healing services and practices such as massage, acupuncture, yoga and meditation, and drinking certain teas, into a conventional medication plan, stress can be better managed. With continuous practice and healthy lifestyle changes, the need for prescription medication may even be reduced or eradicated.
Strong immune system
Our immune system plays a huge role in fighting disease. And when it comes to holistic healthcare approaches, there are many natural ways by which we can fortify our immunity.
Take a look at the examples below:
• Vitamin D:Have some morning sunshine for vitamin D production. Vitamin D is essential for stimulating the production of antibodies in our immune system.
• Mushrooms: Eat some mushrooms. Shiitake, maitake, and oyster mushrooms have been shown to support the immune system because of their high antioxidant content.
• Physical Exercise: Exercise regularly. Physical activity is known to stimulate the immune system. Tai chi and yoga not only do that, they also help alleviate stress, and improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
• Pre and Probiotics: Take prebiotics and probiotics. Both are necessary for a healthy gut, and a healthy gut is an important element of a robust immune system. Prebiotic-rich foods include bananas, artichokes, legumes, asparagus, onion, and garlic. Probiotic food sources include plain yoghurt, kefir, kimchi, miso, pickles, and tempeh.
There many more benefits to be had when it comes to holistic healing practices. But it can be summed up in one all-encompassing term – a healthy lifestyle. The benefits multiply because the whole person is engaged in the healing process, and they are usually long-term.
If you would like to know about our natural healing services, and how they can best benefit you, please do reach out to us. We’re ready to help in any way we can.