Wouldn’t it make sense, given the dangers of today, from prescribed (and un-prescribed) pain killers, and anti-anxiety medicines, if we focused more on natural alternatives that helped symptoms and needs, rather than on taking certain drugs with potentially dangerous side effects? We hear and read news items and reports every day, warning us about the opioid epidemic and some undesirable consequences of taking specific medicines.
I have observed and noticed that in my four decades of personal development / self-help seminars and involvement in the natural / alternative medicine / health industry, many people refuse to consider alternatives even when they can help and become dependent on taking a wide range of drugs. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly consider, examine, discuss and review some possible alternative approaches, especially in minor to medium instances, which may be helpful to some.
1. Other therapies:
Many have benefited (including me) from acupuncture for a variety of ailments, including inflammations, some aches and pains, etc. Others are enthusiastic about therapies and treatments for professional massage. There are many different treatments to consider, including physical therapy, exercise, weight loss, and a host of alternative approaches to wellness. Most of us would benefit from reading the options, alternatives and opportunities as much as possible and talking to a trusted health professional about them.
2. Homeopathy is as follows:
In most nations, practitioners, due to the many benefits, use homeopathy before allopathy. Homeopathic medicine, Oriental medicine and many other treatments have been used successfully for generations all over the world. Homeopathy’s advantage is that there are no known instances of side effects, so individuals do not need to worry about ramifications, etc. These treatments will work, or do no harm in general! Homeopathy’s overall concept is to try to improve our immune systems, etc.
There are various supplements available. The challenge is to know the real benefits, because so little research and study has been done, largely due to economic pressures and profitability. While some supplements have proponents, some of the most widely accepted include: a) Lutein: for eye problems; b) Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, etc: for inflammation and arthritic-related challenges; c) Vitamin C: overall health (and water-soluble, so that your body gets rid of anything, uses nothing and needs nothing; d) VitaminB-12: energy; e) Calcium: bone problems; etc. Beware, however, of certain side effects of some supplements,
4. Nutrition and exercise:
Proper diet and the right type of exercise for healthier living are essential components. In particular, certain ailments, heart-related and type-2 diabetes, are related to body weight and body mass. Intelligent, prepared planning and prioritizing a wellness approach are often beneficial for healthier, happier living rather than taking a short cut. The more you read and understand both the benefits of alternatives and the risks of certain drugs, the better you are usually going to be! Always talk to your trusted health professional about risks versus rewards and alternatives.