Alternative healing methods have been with us for the longest time. Some of these traditional holistic therapies hark back centuries and have become popular once again, while others have become highly advanced modern curative systems. While these are in no way a replacement for traditional medical treatments, they instead complement them and can help speed up the healing process. Some of these healing methods also work as preventative therapies.
The main goal of most healing methods is to rebalance our energies, our chakras, our vibration and our frequencies, restoring us back to natural health. While Reiki, crystal healing, and acupuncture are just some of the most popular alternative healing methods today, there are also the lesser-known ones which can be just as effective.
In this article, we are bringing light to some of the lesser-known alternative healing methods that can transform your health and wellbeing.
Our current lifestyles are formed with lots of external and environmental stressors. The air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink almost always contains traces of pesticides, chemicals, radiation, plastics and so much more. When we have too much toxins within it disrupts the natural biological process causing illness. This is where Bioresonance Therapy comes in. It is a non-invasive holistic diagnosis and therapy that uses the biophysics of the body. This complementary healing method uses a machine to read the energy wavelengths in our body and check for any overload of external stressors. When an abnormal frequency is detected, the machine then manipulates the energy frequency bringing us back to vibrating at our “natural frequency” and helps heal the illness or condition.
2. TRE (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises)
For those who are experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma or PTSD but do not like talking about it, incorporating Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises can help improve your condition.
It has also helped heal illnesses such as Arthritis, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, migraines and chronic back pains. TRE is a kind of somatic healing method that includes a set of exercises that helps to activate the psoas muscle – a major set of muscle where we often store all the trauma and stress we encounter in our lives – to release neurogenic tremors. These stretches then build up and cause involuntary shaking in your legs and body which is your physical body’s way of releasing all the stored trauma. Once the shaking and vibrating stops, you will find yourself feeling more grounded, relaxed, and calm.
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Art therapy, color therapy or chromotherapy have gained a fast recognition in the holistic healing world. Aura-Soma is a form of color therapy that has been around since 1983 and is gaining momentum now. Many have claimed to be calmer, more intuitive and peaceful while using these crystal-infused, colorful healing oils. To incorporate the benefits of Aura Soma in your life, you must visit a registered Aura-Soma practitioner, choose four equilibrium bottles purely based on your intuition, and listen as your practitioner helps decipher the meaning behind it. The oils in the equilibrium bottles are then applied both morning and night. The magic of the oils unlocks when it touches your skin. Therefore, consistency is key to reaping maximum benefits.
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4. Binaural Beats
When we take the word apart, “Bi” means “two” while “Aural” relates to “hearing”. As the name suggests, Binaural Beats Therapy works by having people listen to two different tones, in the left and right ear, at two different frequencies. However, the beat is perceived as one sound by the conscious brain. This, supposedly alters the functioning of the brain towards healing. This self-help sound wave therapy is known to relieve anxiety and stress-related disorders. Different frequency of audios work for different reasons. For example, the delta range helps with relaxation, while the alpha beats spark creativity. To fully embrace the benefits of the Binaural Beats Therapy, it is recommended to listen to it using headphones.
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A healthy immune system is the first barrier that helps us avoid invaders and illnesses from entering our body. When our immune system weakens, we are more susceptible to many different kinds of diseases. Micro-immunotherapy is a therapeutic approach that makes your immune system stronger. It has been particularly helpful for those suffering from auto-immune diseases and allergies. The therapy is delivered as capsules that are opened up and emptied under the tongue. The granules inside the capsules are made from sugar and dissolve easily. These ultra-low doses of the immune system’s chemical messenger then rebalance the immune system and reduce inflammation within the body, slowly rebalancing and causing a healthier immune system.
We’ve all heard of how well acupuncture works as an alternative healing method; but, another form of traditional Chinese Medicine, Moxibustion, has shown wonderful results as well. This heat therapy healing method is done by trained practitioners who burn dried mugwort on or very near the surface of your skin. The warmth then spreads across your body and balances the yin and yang energies, nurturing you to better health. This method of healing has been particularly effective for those suffering with joint pains, indigestion and infertility.
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7. Somatic Experiencing Therapy
Somatic Experiencing Therapy has been shown to be an effective form of therapy for numerous psychiatric and physical issues. Unlike standard mental health therapy that focuses on the mind, somatic therapy includes mind-body exercises such as dance, breathwork, and physical exercises. The aim of Somatic Experiencing Therapy is to help release old trauma not just from the mind, but also to release stored trauma within the body. This is a wonderful treatment for people suffering from PTSD.