Alternative Medicine: An Inside Look
Many people have a fear of going to the doctor. Some are scared probably because they were traumatized as kids when they visited a pediatrician to get their immunization shots. Some may have had a bad experience with a physician that has forever affected them. Some fear the exorbitant fees that must be paid to their health providers, even for a mere check up. So where do these people go when they are sick? They, many times, arrange a consultation of an alternative health provider for advice on holistic means of improving their health that will reduce overall health expenditure.
It has been said that the field of medicine works on a trial and error basis. If a cure doesn’t work at first, you continue down the list of other possible cures until you reach one that will cause a desired effect. A disadvantage of this process of elimination is that the body usually takes in several medications that have a negative effect on it prior to achieving a positive one. At times, the end result is negative overall, as the body is bombarded with chemicals.
Another option is alternative medicine. People involved in the practice of alternative medicine are often professionals in the healthcare field that have been convinced that these natural remedies are quite as effective, or even better, than the synthetic ones . The branch of alternative medicine, or alternative health, is quite broad and includes herbal medicine and the use of natural devices that encourage wellness and healthy living in a world that is filled with environmental pollutants.
An example of a device used for alternative medicine is the salt lamp. These lamps are made of crystallized salt mined from the Himalayan Mountains. As an alternative health device, it promotes cleaner living through its ionizing properties that help clean the home environment. In addition, it promotes concentration and focus for better comprehension and alertness due its ancillary light therapy benefits. Pollutants in the air are eradicated with regular use of these Himalayan salt lamps in the home and other places where people dwell such as the workplace.
Many illnesses are the result of stress and an unhealthy lifestyle and environment. The introduction of these alternative health practices and devices can create a balance in the body that causes illness to subside. But what does it take to be able to succeed when practicing of alternative medicine? What is required is an open mind and a positive disposition to accept change in the way you live your life - a change from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one. It is not easy to make drastic changes in your lifestyle, especially if you already feel secure in what you are presently doing, but a decision like this will not only affect your body and mind, it will also affect the people who surround you in a positive way.
Alternative medicine is considered to be a controversial branch of medicine and yet one of the most widely practiced, both knowingly and unknowingly, by people through their traditions and practices. Even amid the controversy, alternative medicine still remains a popular choice for the propagation of natural health practices for the benefit of the body.
BACK TO HIMALAYAN SALT KNOWLEDGE LIBRARY