How to Heal Yourself
If you’re struggling to rehab from an injury or illness, or if you feel something coming on, these 7 alternative and natural methods may boost your body’s healing mechanisms and bring relief quicker and safer than with conventional mainstream medical methods.
Massage – Massage has been known to have many benefits, relieving stress, improved relaxation, better flexibility and faster recovery from injuries.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture has been effectively used for the treatment of back pain, headache, migraine, and sports injuries. However, acupuncture provides more than pain relief. It is helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, menstrual problems, weight control, infertility and much, much more.
Prolotherapy – Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment which stimulates healing. Short for “proliferation therapy,” Prolotherapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy. Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. The treatment originated in the 1930’s when Dr. Earl Gedney, an osteopathic surgeon successfully treated his own severe hand injury. Prolotherapy works by getting the body to use its own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured and painful joint areas. Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant & Skier Bode Miller are just a few elite athltes that have used prolotherapy.
Detoxification – Chemical use is so widespread that environmental toxins are at an all time high and we are completley unaware of how toxic we are. Many come from developing countries that do not have proper protocol in brininging products to the market. We are surrounded by second-hand smoke, daily stress and food that is over processed and toxic for our bodies. As toxins absorb into our bodies, our immune systems are reduced to nothing as we age. It’s no wonder that diseases like cancer, lupus, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are on the rise while we call ourselves a developed country. What a contradiction! A detoxification program that eliminates waste from our colon, liver & kidneys is a great way to start a health and wellness program and jump start our mind, body & soul on the right track.
Prayer/Meditation – Belief, Faith & Hope, upon good things to come are keys to abundant life, take time daily for prayer and meditation. Topics to meditate on could be the words Love, Gratitude, Forgiveness. Prayer for personal growth, divine answers and personal peace could be a great place to start.
Physical Movement – Physical movement, exercise or some sort of fitness program has been know the add years to your life, reduce stress, lower body weight and give you an overall sense of wellness and accomplishment. The Souletic Movement™ DVD is a good place to start!
Herbalism – Herbalism is the use of plants and plant extracts to stimulate and restore the body’s natural healing ability. It is known by a variety of names: Herbology Medicine, Herbalism, Phytotherapy, and Botanical Medicine are a few.