Stress Management With
Alternative Medicine and Stress Management Stress is
necessary. It occurs as a normal part of life in response to
changes, and real or perceived threats. Stress is also helpful
in the face of a threat or challenge.
Stress is harmful and can be dangerous when the emotional,
physical and psychological reactions do not abate or return to
normal. Since stress is subjective and affects everyone
differently taking a holistic approach to stress management is
most beneficial. Many practices used in holistic medicine today
are based on Ancient Healing Ways.
Practitioners of naturopathy, homeopathy and allopathic
medicine believe that through reclaiming the old ways and
connecting you with nature and your own innate being that your
life will be fulfilled with wisdom, balance and meaning. Most
of this basis is in energy. Some forms of ancient healing have
been used regularly through the times, and some are gaining in
popularity and widespread use by the western world as more
information and research is available and holistic practices
are becoming more widely accepted.
Ayurveda for instance has been practiced in India for
thousands of years. It is described as a science of life.
Writings about this type of practice exist from six thousand
years ago but it is believed to have been in practice even
longer than that. There are those that say it has been around
since the dawn of time because our very existence is governed
Aromatherapy is one practice used in Ayurveda. Aromatherapy
is the name given to holistic treatments that use essential
oils of plants for healing and to improve physical and
emotional well -being. Most parts of the world have a history
of using plants for medicinal purposes. Indian Head massage is
another ancient practice that helps to counterbalance the
effects of stress.
American Indians, Indonesia, Ancient Greece and Rome,
France, Russia and the United Kingdom have used different forms
of massage for thousands of years around the world. The
applications of Seichim are believed to go back as far as
Ancient Egypt and even Atlantis.
Today's Stress Cure Fact
Symptoms Of StressConsidering that up to one in four people suffer from the adverse health affects that stress can cause and it is estimated that possibly anywhere from seventy to ninety percent of adult visits to doctors are due to stress related complaints costing an estimated 300 billion dollars annually to American industry it would be most beneficial to everyone to take a natural approach to stress management. While everyone experiences stress at some time or another and there are common symptoms and causes, the reaction can be very different from person to person as are the causes of stress. What causes one person to be highly stressed may not bother another in the least. When we are anxious, hurried, worried or feel threatened our bodies begin to tense up. Constant worry or mental anguish causes constant tension, or stress and begins to take a toll on the body, mind and emotions. This may result in anger, depression, fatigue, physical pain, irritability and many other unpleasant and undesirable reactions. If one can identify what it is that causes them to be in this state then stress can be effectively managed and controlled. stress
Their uses in treatments are almost identical to that of
Reiki. Other ancient types of manipulation of the body include
Reflexology, Acupuncture and Acupressure and are considered
extremely useful for relaxation and stress management. Another
ancient form of treatment that is used in stress management
today is gemstone therapy.
Its use has been attributed to ancient Greeks, Egyptians and
in Judaic cultures however the Vedic culture of India most
verbalized the use and gave instructions on the methods in
their writings. Gemstones are thought to have metaphysical
properties that can improve healing and promote overall well
being which is why there use may be helpful in stress
management. Different stones have different properties.
Feeling stressed out, try
some fruit, drink some water, and be sure to
take some vitamins, and mineral
Try this and your ability to deal with
stress, may just improve.
Color therapy or chromotherapy is one form of gem therapy.
Nearly 2000 years ago, color halls were made in many countries
where patients used to take color bath for cure of their
diseases. As far as today and stress management it is well
known that color affects mood and has a great influence on the