If you could put a finger on what works best for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, what would you notice? You might, in fact, need many fingers. A healthy lifestyle encompasses a holistic approach to living life to the fullest.
Diet and exercise might be the mantra promoted by many health advocates. They’re right! These 2 components alone could make a huge difference in health. Yet, diet and exercise are not really “medical” and not considered “alternative” either, right? They are also not the only components for achieving good health. Sometimes we need a little more help.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) provide us with a plethora of choices to integrate health at its best, without invasive procedures, risks, and side-effects. Acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, homeopathy, Aryuveda, and energy medicine such as Reiki, all have much to offer in gentle, effective ways.
Science has some catching up to do. You might even say that science is dragging its feet when it comes to curing and preventing disease. That may seem like a harsh, unfounded statement, but consider this. Modern medicine makes its money on sick care, in everything from prescription medication to hospital care, long-term care, hospice, and a wide range of other related expenses in which people perpetuate their illnesses. Chronic diseases were responsible for seven out of ten deaths in the United States in 2008.
Your Choice for a Healthy Lifestyle
Chronic disease – symptoms of arthritis, allergies, cancer, diabetes, etc. – is where alternative care shines. In gentle, non-invasive ways, we can empower ourselves with self-healing techniques that support a healthy lifestyle. It feels like a simple choice to me – medicine or essential oils. Medicine or detox. Medicine or Reiki. Medicine or green vegetables. Medicine or walking every day.
We might ask if “alternative” really means that conventional medical care is a first choice and alternative medicine is a second, less valuable choice. Each type of care has its benefits and strengths. I believe we see Alternative care as a first choice for good health, the day-to-day practice of living a healthy life.
Rather than segregate health care from life, you may want to see how it is possible to integrate alternative methods of health care with your lifestyle. You may already do so. That’s terrific! Alternative health – diet, exercise, detoxification, supplements, Reiki, meditation, and much more – all integrate to provide you with Alternative Health at its best.
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