Natural Healing Therapies Today - Part I

Natural Healing Schools in the United States and Canada are growing quickly as the demand for alternative and complementary medicines is on the rise. Some of the many reasons why natural health therapies and techniques are as widely accepted as they are are due in part to reported negative drug affects and interactions. Unlike conventional medicine, natural healing therapies are typically non-invasive and usually have minimal or no adverse side effects.

For example, natural healthcare techniques like massage therapy, offer a wealth of physical and emotional relaxation, and are known for its ability to improve circulation, enhance immune system functioning, and reduce stress - through natural and safe methods. As most individuals know, stress is one of the biggest risk factors in dis-ease; and with the added regimen of a natural healing therapy like massage, one can naturally realize the benefits.

Another great natural healing discipline is Chinese herbal medicine. Often offered as part of a greater Acupuncture and Oriental medicine curriculum, Chinese herbal medicine is based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and is widely used in the East as the main form of treatment, and is growing in recognition here in North America. Natural health medicines like this entail a broad range of botanical treatments, including plant and plant extracts, tinctures, essential oil extracts, herbs, spices, aromatherapy, and nutrients and supplements (including nutritional/dietary counseling). The principle behind Chinese herbal medicine is to restore balance of the yin and yang; therefore restoring balance to the mind, spirit and body.

Other natural healing medicines like homeopathy ("like cures like") are commonly found as over-the-counter drugs at retail outlets and pharmacies. However, there is also a number of healing arts schools that provide training in homeopathy, as well as part of a larger naturopathic school program.

An innovative natural healthcare tool used by chiropractors today is the cold laser. The tool, resembling a cross between a microphone and a flashlight produces low-level laser light that is directly applied to the body parts affected by rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions. As a non-invasive treatment, this natural health technique is known to help in reducing painful, inflamed joints.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding natural healing therapies, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore natural healing [] programs near you.

Natural Healing Therapies Today - Part I
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