As the name indicates, complementary treatments are a form of treatment which can be used in addition to standard medical treatments. Thousands of people around the globe resort to complementary treatments to treat the symptoms of their illnesses and get healthy. While some treatments are offered by trained professionals, the same cannot be said about others. Here are some of the best treatments that work for just about any condition:
Yoga is a perfectly safe complementary treatment which is performed by trained professionals.
Besides treating a patient’s stress related ailments, yoga provides relief to patients suffering from a variety of diseases, such as osteoarthritis and other bone related disorders. In addition, yoga therapies can also be beneficial for people suffering from asthma, diabetes and countless mood disorders. Yoga regulates blood flow and even addresses metabolic diseases, and that’s not all.
Yoga exercises cause your muscles to stretch and contract. When your organs move around according to the yoga positions, it increases the drainage of your lymph (a fluid found in your blood system that is rich in immune cells). This boosts your immunity, helping your immune system fight off infections and dispose toxic waste substances for proper cell functionality. In addition, yoga also keeps allergies and viruses at bay, helps you sleep better at night and also allows you to feel happier throughout the day. This promotes optimism that further encourages patients to do their best while combating harmful diseases.
Herbal medicines are considered among the best complementary treatments. The medicines are made using a mixture of plant extracts that promotes health and treats illnesses. Herbal treatments can be used for a variety of medical conditions, whether it is for emotional, mental or physical well being. Herbal medicines have been used for thousands of years by the Chinese to treat illnesses. Herbal medicines can be used to treat hay fever, skin conditions, anxiety, depression and irritable bowel syndrome.
Countless people around the world also use herbal medicine to treat chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and cancer.
Meditation is the practice of diverting and focusing your attention to make you feel calm and relaxed. Meditation includes two common techniques: concentration and mindfulness. Not only is meditation safe but it also promotes a feeling of relaxation which helps relieve anxiety, especially in people who suffer from long-term chronic diseases, such as cancer and HIV.
Complementary treatments are a great option for people who want extra relief in addition to standard medical treatments.