My Health Wealth And Happiness Guide
6 Alternative Paths To Wellness
When we decide we want to be completely healthy, we focus on giving up bad habits, eating well, and going to the gym. However, physical health is only one aspect of our overall well-being; we also need to spend time nurturing our mental and spiritual health. While it is true that regular exercise can have a significant impact on mental well-being and stress reduction thanks to the release of endorphins, most people need a little more in their lives to help them lead peaceful lives.
It’s no coincidence that the healthiest people in the world are also the happiest. If your physical condition has peaked, yet you still feel emotionally drained and mentally blocked, here are a few ways you can start to nurture your mental health and complete the path to wellness.
Chiropractic is pretty widely accepted in the medical community, and thus qualifies more as a complementary medicine than an alternative one. However good it may feel, seeing a chiropractor is more than just getting your back cracked. Chiropractors correct the cause of pain through spinal manipulation or adjustments.
The idea is that joints’ movements become restricted when surrounding tissues are injured either during a single event (exercise) or through repetitive stress (sitting with poor posture for extended periods). Chiropractic adjustments provide powerful pain relief for headaches, lower back pain, and even sciatica. This is a natural alternative to taking medications for chronic pain.
There are many ways that yoga can get you healthy physically, from improving your blood flow to boosting your immunity. Also, you get toned, you give your spine a much-needed stretch, and with a little time, most of your aches and pains will vanish. It can also do wonders for your mental and spiritual health. One of the best things about yoga is that it encourages you to focus on your breathing, your inner self, and on cultivating a sense of calm and serenity.
You don’t even need to go to a gym to enjoy the benefits of a yoga workout. There are a number of yoga instructors with free YouTube channels for you to try in the comfort of your living room. Even when you have a To Do list a mile long, yoga teaches you to focus on the moment, and on recharging your energy. Many people turn to yoga when their stress levels are too much, and many feel noticeably calmer after a 30-minute stretch and quiet meditation.
3. Pendulum Dowsing
Often, we have obvious indicators that we’re not feeling 100 percent well; when we are sick our food loses its taste, our bodies ache to touch, our vision is blurry and burns, and our ears become pressurized, distorting sound. However, sometimes you feel sick without any obvious symptoms, which makes a visit to the doctor less than productive. If you go online you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about Pendulum Dowsing, but all you need to know about it regarding your health is that it helps you to tap into your higher consciousness and access pertinent information not accessible through the senses.
Some alternative health experts compare pendulum dowsing to the bridge between your logical and intuitive minds. Pendulums can be used to detect and heal energy imbalances, which alternate health experts believe can cause illness. If you’re merely trying to determine what your body is suffering from, you can ask the Pendulum yes/no questions such as “is it allergies?” or “should I call the doctor today?” A Pendulum should not replace a doctor’s diagnosis, but it works well as a daily check on your body because you are ultimately the expert on yourself.
Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific areas on the feet, hands, or ears, believing that these points correspond to different body organs and systems. Pressing them is believed to positively affect these organs and a person’s overall health. Whether you believe in its effects or not, you can’t deny the benefit of having someone massage your feet on a regular basis.
Many of us find ourselves on our feet all day at work, and even if you work in an office you put a lot of weight and stress on your feet every day. We know that stress has an overall effect on your body, so it makes sense that massaging our feet can relieve the symptoms of stress that have manifested in other parts of our body. After all, we’ve all felt how a back massage alleviates stress and other symptoms in our body, so why shouldn’t the same logic apply to reflexology.
Thousands of alternative physicians around the world have been using reflexology for generations, with surprisingly positive results. Regular patients have reports that reflexology improves nerve function, energy levels, circulation, and other issues.
Although it is a 3000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine used by millions of Americans each year, there is still a lot of debate about the effectiveness and benefits of acupuncture. Some believe it works like a placebo, while most patients have found it helpful for treating chronic pain and depression. The theory is that acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites, commonly referred to as acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Other stimulation techniques include manual massage, heat therapy, and the application of topical herbal medicines and liniments.
6. Natural and Herbal Remedies
There have been home remedies to treat ailments for millennia, and some of them are no less effective today. Gout sufferers often swear by celery seed extract, as it helps to break down the uric acid that causes the illness in the first place.
Other sufferers drink black cherry juice, which can dramatically reduce the inflammation. Orange juice and raw garlic are also natural antihistamines that provide relief for hay fever sufferers. Always check with your doctor before you take any alternatives to medicine.
Thank you very much for paying attention to my health wealth and happiness guide. Hopefully, you could find some inspiration for your own journey to wellness and happiness!