Alternatives For Healing

When Did Alternative Healing Begin?

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Alternatives for healing found in Eastern Medicine such as hypnosis, yoga, meditation, ayurveda, touch therapy, acupuncture and massage therapy treatments have been around for millenniums... (thousands of years) and have aided in recovery from illnesses, and provided treatments or cures.

In fact, up until the advent of modern medicine in very recent times, (the last 150 years or so) knowledge of herbal remedies was not an "alternative" form of healing.  It was the only form of healing known to Man.

Meditation techniques are mentioned in the Indian tantras (scriptures) over 5000 years ago.  Probably the most famous meditation guru was Buddha (circa 500 B.C.)   Meditation soon spread to other Asian countries, each of which soon adopted different forms and methods of practicing mediation.  Buddhist and Hindu meditation practices are still very much in use, today.

Acupuncture, too, is thousands of years old.  It is believed that it originated in China.  It, has evolved over the milleniums into one of the healing arts.

Reiki is another one of the alternatives for healing that is a well respected, ancient art of hands-on-healing. 

Yoga is the art of learning proper breathing, exercise, diet and relaxation through meditation.  It is an ancient art which is still practiced, today because of its mind and body health benefits.

Hypnosis was developed by an Austrian doctor about 200 years ago in his efforts to assist his patients with their diseases and maladies. 

Hypnosis techniques are used by professionals to treat both mental and physical disorders with progressive relaxation techniques for stress reduction. 

It is also used to treat addictions such as helping people to quit smoking.

Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T) is a relatively new addition to the many forms of alternatives for healing which many people find to be beneficial.

When Did Alternative Medicine Begin?

Genesis 1:29

"Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, that has fruit that yields seed; it shall be to you for food. 

And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that moves on the earth, which within there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so.”

Healing Arts


Long before the world had doctors, tribes had shamans (healers) who applied their knowledge of herbs and the fruits of the land to members of their tribe who were ill.

Natural Herbal Remedies

In addition to the above mentioned healing techniques, there are many age-old, natural, self help alternatives for healing pain, body detoxification, did yu know that scalp micropigmentation is a form of acupuncture and promotion of a peaceful mind and an energetic body to help you feel like your "old self", again. 

Herbal remedies have been with us since the dawn of Mankind.  Most are simple to understand and many can be found in your own kitchen.

A Healthy Body Begins From Within

Which one of these self help alternatives for healing your health problems should you choose?  That is the beauty of natural herbal remedies. 

Rarely is it possible to overdose; very, very few are toxic to the body; most are relatively inexpensive; very few have negative side effects and these natural remedies, which have been tested and retested over the centuries, usually produce the desired results!

So, no matter which health problems or emotional issues you may be experiencing, you know your body better than anyone else on the planet. 

Use these ancient and newer herbal remedies for healing to assist your body to become healthy once again.   


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