Learning what is the True Meaning of Alternative Medicine

Many people who are suffering from disease or pain have thought about trying the alternative medicine route. Before you try alternative medicine, you may want to learn a bit about it. There are a lot of different types of alternative medicine and they all may not be right for you.Alternative medicine is a type of therapeutic practice that is not considered to be a part of traditional or conventional medical treatment. People use alternative medicine instead of using traditional medical treatment. This is often because they feel it is a natural way to get better.There are many types of alternative medicine. Some are covered by medical insurance, but most are not. Some forms of alternative medicine that may be covered are chiropractic and osteopathic therapy. These forms of alternative medicine are widely used.There are other forms of alternative medicine that are not as widely used, but are becoming more popular by the minute. These are: massage therapy, therapeutic touch, folk medicine, herbal medicine, special diets, homeopathy, music therapy, aromatherapy, naturopathy, faith healing, and new age healing. There are also some non-western forms of alternative medicine such as: Chinese medicine, gi gong, reiki, and ayarveda.There are some less commonly practiced forms of alternative medicine as well. One is called bio field therapy. This is a form of alternative medicine that works with your so called “energy fields” to heal you. Another is bio electrical magnetic therapy. This alternative medicine uses pulse and magnetic fields to heal you.Alternative medicine is quite popular for people who are terminally ill. Many AIDS and cancer patients prefer it. An example of this is a cancer patient who uses alternative medicine instead of receiving traditional chemotherapy or radiation therapy. People also use alternative medicine to heal ailments such as back pain or migraines. Instead of traditional painkillers, the patients would use aromatherapy, sound therapy or herbal therapy. Alternative medicine is even used on animals. Have you ever seen the movie “The Horse Whisperer?” That was about a form of alternative medicine used on an animal. Acupuncture, herbal therapy, and others have also been used on animals.The last thing you should know is that there is no scientific evidence that alternative medicine is effective. There have been no scientific studies to prove if they are safe or if they work for the diseases or ailments they are used for. Before using an alternative medicine, talk to your doctor, make sure your doctor feels it is safe and will not harm you.There are many different kinds of alternative medicines to choose from. Now that you understand it a bit better, you can decide if it is right for you. For more information talk to your doctor or research it online. With careful research, you may find one that is right for you.

Hangover Helper

Have you ever had a couple of extra glasses of wine or other alcoholic beverage the night before and woke up to find yourself feeling really useless? What makes it worse is having a lot of stuff to do the next day or worse having to go to work.

Sure there are things you can take for a headache, buts it’s just a band aid and what do you do about the fatigue, brain fog and complete lack of motivation?

Well, there’s no pill for that, but there is EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT is a meridian based technique that involves tapping on a sequence of meridian points while holding a negative thought or emotion in your mind in order to release it. The reason this works, often when nothing else will, is that a negative thought, belief or emotion is nothing more than a disruption in the body’s energy field, according to EFT creator Gary Craig. Gary Craig developed EFT from Callahan’s method of TFT or Thought Field Therapy.

EFT has been successful in relieving stress, anxiety, limiting beliefs, fears, phobias, addictions, depression, physical pain, emotional trauma, and a list of many other life limiting afflictions and of course the common hangover. As Gary Craig says “try it on everything”.

EFT is easy to learn, but takes a bit to master, although rookie EFTers will get results, it works best to be guided through a few clearings with an experienced EFTer or coach until it feels natural and you become familiar with the 9-10 points that are tapped on and getting the right key words related to the issue being worked on. Getting back to our hangover, we would use phrases like: this headache, this blahh feeling, this guilt, this intense thirst, this feeling tired, this wanting to do nothing, this ‘how could I be so stupid when I have to work in the morning’, basically all the things that go through our head in the morning and especially the thoughts that ‘beat us up’.

So instead of dragging your butt all day, first drink a LOT of water, do 10-15 minutes of EFT and get on with your day. It’s important to drink the water first, because energy moves better in a hydrated environment and water’s a conductor (remember grade 5 science?) You’ll get quick relief in either all or some of your symptoms and hey, what have you got to lose? So, leave the pills in the bottle, tap a few rounds and you’ll find energy and incentive that moments before was non existent and you won’t have to beat yourself up all day for having a little fun.