ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Alternative Medicine - Natural Healing

Updated on July 18, 2011

It was reported April this year in the Science Daily Magazine that 1 out of 3 patients suffering from chronic pain use natural or alternative therapies and medicines to help with their pain and ailments.. There are so many alternative medicines and therapies that I could not possibly name them all in this article alone but some of the most common ones are based on homeopathy, holistic, dietary remedies as well as the physical such as acupuncture, massage, water therapy and meditation.

There are many types of plants and foods that contain parts and ingredients that are used for modern day medicines as well as holistic or alternative medicines. The basis of alternative medicine is to effect an ailment or the immune system of the human body by giving the body what it needs naturally to work against an illness ailment or pain.

An example of modern day science combined with alternative therapy that has been a scientific discover of the decade, is based on vitamin D. Not to be too morbid but recent government studies have revealed that many individuals that suffer from depression and individuals who have committed or attempted suicide lack in vitamin D. Vitamin D is a necessary brain food and has a very important role when it comes down to positive and negative emotions and thoughts. Vitamin D is only produced in the body when the body comes into direct contact with sunlight, over a period of time. If an individual does not get too much time out in the sun and does not supplement their vitamin D, they re very likely to be lacking in vitamin D.

A modern day physical therapy that is used as an alternative remedy is massage. Whilst during th eighties massage was widely seen as pre-sexual foreplay or something that rich housewives or football players indulged in, it is now commonly become realised that there is something more to massage. The human body contains lymph nodes and muscles that create waste and just as a sink drain can become blocked, making a sink useless until it is fixed... parts of the human body can have the same effect when lymph nodes become blocked and muscles tightened, dis-allowing a natural flow of fluids around the body. Muscles that become tight have a vicious circle effect. What I mean by this is that tension causes tightened muscles and tightened muscles cause tension. Work and play can both become a drag when our bodies are in negative mode.

Just as modern day medicine does save lifes and has allowed many to live years longer, there are also known side effects to certain basic medications that can be avoided with medical advise and an agreement of course. Some medicines can effect a single state of mind and if taken long term can cause sickness, depression, headaches and other discomforts and that is when alternative medicine steps in.

If someone suffers regularly from migraines a great alternative treatment is acupuncture. Acupuncture is basically painless, as the needless are so thin that they bend with the lightest touch. An experienced acupuncturist can rid an individual of migraines for up to a year with only a couple of sessions and no drugs are involved.

Oils are an A-Z of cures as there are hundreds of different types of alternative therapy oils and each one aids more than one common ailment. Alternative therapy oils react with the body through sense of smell and automatic response as well as ingredient mixed with physical reaction. What I mean by this is sometimes the human body has automatic responses to particular smells, just as the body reacts to plants and foods that are consumed, the alternative therapy oils contain parts of herbs and plants are are either inhaled or soaked into the body. Therefore the body receives the necessary ingredient for a positive reaction. Most commonly, lavender is used for relaxation and sleep deprivation.

A great way to heal the human body is to support and encourage its own immune system, through healthy dieting, relaxation and positive thinking and actions. Stress causes over 80% of all illnesses and by reducing stress, the chance of a definite future ilnesses becomes a slight one, if non at all.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • BkCreative profile image


      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, yes, yes. We have to remember that the American medical system is based on profit not healing. All that you mentioned works and most have worked for thousands of years - what more proof do we need. Finally, as we become more global, conventional medicine is forced to admit to its failings.

      I write a lot of hubs about healthy therapies. I appreciate you writing about something that must become a way of life for us - we need to take control of our health.

      Thanks so much!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)