Whether you are sick and tired of getting the run-around from your practitioner, or you want to experience a new type of therapy, there are alternative healing methods that can treat a variety of ailments. With more and more people turning away from expensive (and often inconvenient) medical procedures, alternative methods have gained popularity in recent years. If you are interested in discovering new ways to achieve greater health, (either in addition to, or as a replacement for other therapies) read on. You may find a therapy effective enough that you can finally throw your bottle of pricey medicine—or two—away.
- Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy targets acupuncture points to stimulate changes in tissue. Because of the low-intensity of the lasers, more doctors and therapists offer in-office cold laser therapy. The cold laser delivers light energy directly to damaged cells, accelerating the chemicals needed to heal damaged tissue.
A practitioner might use cold laser to treat chronic pain, muscle strains, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Fibromyalgia. Many chiropractors and physical therapists use this technique, along with doctors and massage therapists.
Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese healing practice, has been more widely accepted in the U.S. in recent years. During an acupuncture session, a certified acupuncturist inserts single hair-like needles on certain trigger points to stimulate the body’s natural pain relieving chemicals. Acupuncture covers a wide range of ailments, including arthritis, sinusitis, anemia, ulcers, anxiety, and diabetes.
Acupuncture patients typically report that their treatments are relaxing and painless. Some traditional doctors offer a similar form of acupuncture, called laser acupuncture. When positioned correctly, the lasers can create the same healing effects while making patients uneasy about needles feel more relaxed.
Some practitioners may also use or recommend an acupressure mat. They can be purchased online or often in health food stores. The patient lies on the mat while rounded points on the specialized mat stimulate the body and relieve pain.
3. Applied Kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology focuses on the body’s “energy pathways,” known as the meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chiropractors and practitioners often use kinesiology in addition to other diagnosis methods to help determine the best therapy for an injury.
The simple process involves testing muscle weakness
, by having the patient resist as the practitioner gently pushes on suspected areas. Certified Kinesiology professionals are thus able to pinpoint problem areas with digestion, balance, or chronic pain. A doctor may find kinesiology to be effective when the patient prefers to avoid more invasive tests.
4. Physical Therapy
Physical therapy, or physiotherapy, uses rehabilitative medicine to fix problems. Many physical therapists treat patients who suffer from respiratory symptoms, such as asthma, neurological symptoms, such as Alzheimer’s, or even childbirth related problems, such as incontinence.
Physiotherapy patients have the advantage of experiencing specialized treatments that are often more affordable and less invasive compared to medical procedures. Courtice physiotherapy clinics, and other prominent areas of Ontario, are known for their combination of healing practices. Most of these clinics include physiotherapy in conjunction with other healing techniques so you can optimize the healing process.
If you are interested in trying a new type of therapy, check with your doctor to see if he has any recommendations. A physical therapist or natural health clinic may offer these therapies, or you can also search the internet to find specialized clinics in your area. Make sure to read reviews and ask around before making any appointments. When you find a professional that you are comfortable with, let the healing begin.
Author Byline: <a href=“https://plus.google.com/u/2/117420285100356587687/posts?rel=author”>Drew Kobb</a>, in addition to studying civil law, loves long distance running and considers himself a health and fitness enthusiast. When Drew is not writing for his blog, Dr. Ouch, he blogs for the Parc of Ontario Clinic.