Alternative Healing

Incorporating Tai Chi into a Holistic Health Care PlanTai chi can become an important aid to improving overall health in holistic ways. When aiming for holistic health, one must think of improving oneself spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally. Tai chi has been found to positively affect all aspects of health, in mind, body, and spirit, the hallmark of holistic medicine’s philosophy.

Tai chi began as a form of martial arts, but soon became a means to health and wellness when the movements are performed in a slow meditative fashion. In modern times, this slow form of Tai Chi is used by more than 250 million people around the world for health and wellness.

Because Tai chi originates from Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the focus is on the prevention of “dis-ease” rather than on Continue reading

Herb And Essential OilPractitioners of Eastern medicine have a different focus than practitioners of Western medicine. This stems from many years of healers on both sides of the world developing their own methods and philosophies in healing.

Eastern Medical Focus

Those who practice East Asian medicine, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, have a strong focus on prevention of disease through various practices such as Qigong, Tai chi, and meditation. The idea is based on the premise that we all have an energy force called “qi” that helps our organs and body systems function better. By regularly practicing these practices, along with acupuncture, which is said to stimulate the flow of qi energy in the body, the various diseases that can occur do not happen. Continue reading

Homeopathic Herbs and their UsesHerbs are used in different capacities in the medical field. Besides being the precursors to some of modern medicine, they are used now by millions of people who are looking for more natural relief of their ailments. We are going to discuss a few homeopathic herbs and how they are being used.

What Is Homeopathy?

Have you ever heard of homeopathic medicine? If not, here is a basic breakdown of what it is. It is based on the body learning to heal itself – “like treating like.” When an invading germ or bacteria enters the body, its defenses create antibodies to fight it. Now that invader is recognized if it ever appears again.

Homeopathy uses a highly diluted form of Continue reading

Calm woman receiving reiki treatment in the health spaReiki is an ancient healing method that focuses on the flow of life energy within the human body. It is believed that when these life forces are slowed down, the body becomes ill. Reiki helps to release the flow of these forces, effectively healing many types of illness within the body.

The principals of Reiki have been used for thousands of years; however, the actual therapy was discovered and developed in Japan in the late 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui. The practice and teachings of Reiki nearly vanished during WWII, but managed to survive due to a few remaining masters. Mrs. Hawayo Takata brought the practice of Reiki to the United States and it has grown in popularity among Western culture ever since. Continue reading

Aromatherapy – What is it and how does it work?Aromatherapy is a modern alternative therapy with a history as old as time itself. It is based upon the healing and relaxing effects that arise from the use of many scents. It is similar to the use of herbal remedies and organic medicines, with the main difference being the mode of delivery.

The term “aromatherapy” was initially coined by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist from the early 1900’s. He described his seemingly miraculous burn cure as “Aroma-therapie” and published his findings about the uses of aromatic extracts for various therapies in 1937.

The use of scents and scented oils for therapeutic means has been around at least as long as any human records and remains. Continue reading