Holistic Terminology Pt 4
Do you know your holistic terms in relation to pain and healing? Are you aware of what therapies could help you?
If you are not then you should read on for more information.
Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic medicine believes in the principle that the human body
holds within it the ability to heal itself. Practitioners of naturopathic medicine discuss the patients health
problems with him or her at length and then suggest a variety of therapies that could bring about relief from pain
and healing such as dietary supplements, exercise, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy, plants with
medicinal value as well as treatments that derive from TCM (or traditional Chinese medicine).
Dietary Supplement Therapy: Dietary supplements are supplements that are taken orally so
as to improve the diet of the individual when food is not enough. Dietary supplements include such things as
vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and other types of botanicals, as well as enzymes and metabolites. Dietary
supplements can be purchased as gel caps, capsules, powders and liquids.
Meditation Therapy: Meditation is a method of centering the mind and calming the senses in
order to bring about relaxation in the body and calm, peace and serenity in the mind. Meditation is something a
person can learn to do himself or herself and it is recommended that it be practiced once or twice a day on a daily
basis for an average of 20 to 30 minutes at a time. Meditation has been shown to have positive results when it
comes to relieving high levels of stress as well as modifying hormone levels and improving a persons state of mind
as well as their mood. Blood pressure levels can also be reduced when meditation is done and as well as the level
of adrenaline, the heart rate and even the temperature of the skin.
Mind-Body Interventions: Mind-body interventions include a number of different holistic
techniques that are geared towards encouraging the mind to work its strong healing powers in order to improve the
function of the body as well as the symptoms of different infections and diseases. Some examples of these
interventions include Alexander technique, aromatherapy, autosuggestion, Bach flower therapy, eutony, Feldenkrais
method, hatha yoga, hypnotherapy, metamorphic technique, journaling, meditation, self-hypnosis, support groups,
taijiquan, visualization and yoga. Reiki, Energy Work and Therapeutic Touch.
Today's Holistic Tip for Pain
Pain TherapyShiatsu helps to decrease the stiffness of muscles and joints and it is lowers blood pressure. Shiatsu also helps to improve a person's level of energy (or qi), vitality and stamina. When you decide to begin practicing shiatsu, always dress in loose fit, comfortable clothing that is made of natural as opposed to synthetic fibers. Doing this helps to encourage the flow of positive energy in the body or what is referred to as "ki." Always make sure you practice shiatsu in a room that has plenty of empty space and is uncluttered, clean and very neat. pain treatment
These are all types of energy therapies that look at energy in its variety of states in regards to
motion and vibration. It is believed that the body is composed of a number of different energy fields that are
interacting and vibrating all of the time and can play an integral role in healing as well as relaxing the mind and
body and relieving stress that has built up in the body.
Yoga: Yoga is an East Indian therapy that has found its way into the Western world
and is becoming more popular all of the time. There are many different styles as well as schools of yoga. The goal
of yoga is to center the body and mind and to balance and calm the mind, body and spirit. Yoga takes into account a
number of breathing exercises as well as physical postures and meditation and is effective at calming the central
nervous system as well as relieving stress, lowering blood pressure, improving flexibility and concentration.
Having the right mattress can help you avoid back and joint pains, along with
neck and shoulder stiffness.
Don't forget, you spend about one third of your life in bed, don't be cheap when it comes to
Yoga has been effectively used to improve a persons sleep as well as digestive processes. Yoga has been used
effectively as a complementary form of medicine to improve a variety of health conditions including asthma, cancer,
diabetes, and Aids.