Holistic Medicine As an Alternative to Conventional Medicine – Nature’s Remedies

If you have pain or an ailment that needs treatment these tips using alternative medicine could help reduce your symptoms.

Are you under pressure? Have a splinting headache or a migraine, what about trying an alternative remedy instead of using the usual pills? Give them a chance you maybe surprised! A lot of people are sceptical about using alternative remedies and think that they do not work, but nowadays a lot of them are now very affective. Most herbal remedies are listed under the Governments Traditional Herbal Registration Scheme, this means they have the same quality and safety standard as conventional medicines such as paracetamol.

This proves that the product has at least thirty years worth of evidence to prove that it is safe and its use has been monitored carefully as a traditional remedy. Once it has been registered it can be sold legally and information can be put on packaging telling you how it can benefit your health, so that it is easier to the make the right selection for your ailment. There is a nine digit registration number on the packaging which starts with the letters THR, this the proof that the product is registered, so if you look for the letters I mentioned you will be able to check this information yourself. A lot of people myself included combine herbal medicine alongside conventional medicine quite effectively with good results. I t is always important to check with your doctor or a pharmacist that it is safe to combine these medicines as a precaution.

People make an assumption that herbal medicine is not as potent as conventional medicine, that you can have side effects and contra-indications. So you must read all packaging and leaflets carefully and not take more of the dosage than indicated on the instructions.

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Some examples of herbal alternative remedies include:

Hay fever –

* Boots Alternative hay fever relief (72) tablets

* Nelson “Plenna” (72 tablets)

For PMS pain Support could try –

* Aqua Ban (30 tablets) – helps to relive puffiness, tenderness with PMS.

* Prem Herb (30tablets) contains Agnus casta fruit extract.

For people who struggle with sleep Problems

* I have this problem and have pain, I find Valerien root (Holland and baratt) very effective. It relaxes my muscles and helps with M.E. muscle pain.

* Other remedies are – Nytol herbal tablets 30 tablets) contains hops,valerian and passionflower.

* Kalms sleep – (84 tablets) sedative effect great for sleep disorders.

Migraines –

* Fever Few herb has been used for a long time for preventing migraines.

* Migraherb (30 capsules) contain the Fever Few herb

* 4 Head pill for pain relief applied to the forehead contains Levonmenthol.

Stress Relief –

* I find Bach Rescue remedy spray very effective,contains original Bach flower remedies.

* Relaxaherb – good for temporary stress has been used as a traditional remedy for a long time. Passionflower extract a main ingredient.this is a new product on the market..

For people using a herbal remedy for the first time I hope my information will help you to take the leap to try a herbal product either alongside a conventional medicine (obtaining a medical professional’s advice before doing so) or inspire a person with knowledge of herbalism to try a herb they haven’t tried before to relieve pain.

Can You Treat Trichotillomania With Holistic Medicine?

Trichotillomania is an impulse control or brain disease similar to OCD or addiction where the person pulls out their own hair. The hair can be located anywhere. Trichotillamania may be caused by trauma, rape, physical violence, torture, child abuse, and very severe emotional abuse. It may be minor and easily managed or severe. This disease can overwhelm the person. It is very important for the person with this disease to eliminate or minimize exposure to any severely negative people in their life that are abusive or exploitative. It is an emotional disorder that usually needs several therapies in order to be managed successfully. There are many alternative therapies which are untried for this illness, but these may successful due to the large emotional component of the illness. Trichotillomania seems similar to addiction, OCD, and a bad habit. Quieting the mind should be one of the goals of any therapy. Alternative therapies that quiet the mind include Yoga, scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), botanical extracts, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS),and orthomolecular medicine.

This person must be evaluated by a medical professional. A full physical and diagnostic testing of hormones and neurotransmitters must occur. This patient must be evaluated for AIDS and a brain tumor. There are several diseases that are severe enough to result in very irregular symptoms. It is extremely important to be very aggressive in treating this disease. Amino acids therapy for this may be useful and could include 5-HTP, theanine, GABA, and phenylalanine. Chinese herbal patent formulas may be considered along with Chinese liquid herbal extracts. Scalp acupuncture may be very successful in treating this type of illness. It should be done with larger needles for this type of disease. Scalp acupuncture treatments last about thirty minutes to one hour. It may take nine treatments in order to see results. Laser therapy using a cold medical grade laser may work well on this patient. You may need several sessions of cold medical grade laser therapy before you see a significant change.

It is important for this person to sleep well and eat a well balanced diet without nitrates, amines, and food dyes. This person should avoid genetically modified foods, food additives, MSG, tumeric, and drink plenty of pure water to stay fully hydrated. The diet should allow Swiss method decaffeinated coffee or organic coffee and tea. This person should consider trying the Rotation Diet where each food may be eaten once during a four-day period. It is also a good idea to identify and reduce exposure to all allergens. You may want to consider some form of allergy treatment. Convention allergy treatments with shots is one alternative. NAET is a non-painful alternative that incorporates chiropractic and acupuncture with a special diet to treat allergens. This person needs consider a form of regular exercise like the walking, gym, biking, Bikram yoga, hiking, and dancing.

┬ęDr R Stone, MD-India

Homeopathy As Alternative Medicine – Holistic Approach to Treatment

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine system pioneered and developed by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, around the end of the 18th century. It is a science of acknowledging the wholeness of a person, not just the ailments or problems- but the mind, body, spirit, soul and psychology of a person affected when there is illness present. The science does not alienate the disease from the person; rather the focus is laid on the origin, progress, impacts, and effects of the sickness on the individual. Homeopathic medicines, or ‘remedies’ being very different from the allopathic or over the counter ones, stimulate the body’s self-regulating mechanisms to initiate the healing process.

This philosophy believes that when a person is attacked by illness, it not only affects his physical body but the totality of him, i.e. the whole person is sick: body, mind, and spirit. The body manifests symptoms of illness but it is not the origin of the illness. The origin of illness usually lies in an imbalance of forces residing within an individual. The symptoms expressed by the body, mind, and spirit are the manifestation of that imbalance. When an appropriate homeopathic remedy is provided to match the symptoms of illness, the balance of the vital living forces is maintained. When the healing begins, the symptoms begin to disappear.

Homeopathy has been formed on the powerful and central blocks of principles that are its founding platform. These principles have proved their substance, sustaining for over 200 years, treating sickness of most kinds.

The first principle of homeopathy is likes cure likes – Homoeo means similar, and pathos means suffering, this is the code on which the theory was named on. It states that a substance that can create an illness in a healthy person can be used to obtain a healing response in someone presenting with a similar disease. Every person shows symptoms of the illness in the form of changes in the body/mind/spirit. Some of these symptoms are common to that particular illness, others maybe the attributes of that person. A homeopathic practitioner would match the symptoms of the remedy to the symptoms of the person, with special focus to those symptoms which are unique to the individual.

The second principle of homeopathy is The Single Remedy – According to this only one homeopathic remedy should be given at one time. It saves one from accounting for the working of several medicines at one time. Not just that, it also allows one to ascertain the complete effect of the given medicine. It safeguards from the unpredictability and ambiguity of practices and remedies of alternative medicine.

The third principle of homeopathy is The Minimum Dosage – The principle that only ‘the minimum dose’ should be employed is based upon the understanding that the Minimum single dose stimulus of the medicine triggers the intrinsic healing response. Following this principle, we give only enough medicine to initiate this healing response. This response then carries on, driven by the body’s need to maintain health and balance.

The fourth principle of homeopathy is The Potentized Remedy – The dilution process that converts any natural substance to a homeopathic remedy is called Potentizing. The concept of potentizing is the process by which natural substances become harmless as well as more effective as remedies. The process transforms a substance from the material state into the energetic state.

Homeopathic remedies have been known to work for more than centuries now. Today it has gotten its fair share of criticism and praise, and stands as a popular and effective way of treatment. People who haven’t had any success with allopathic or other forms of drugs have well invested their faith in it. Placebo or not, this form of alternative medicine has managed to stay in the world with more than million success stories.