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Alternative medicine and natural home remedies

Besides western medicine, there are many alternative, natural treatments available to the public. Herbal medicine, crystal therapy, color therapy, light therapy, sound therapy, flower remedies, and reflexology are just a few that come to mind.

Crystal Therapy

Crystal therapy is an accepted practice in many cultures. Placing crystals and other gems around your home is said to improve the atmosphere. The potency of essential oils is also increased when placed near a crystal.

Amethyst is good for any sick room. It has the ability to absorb huge amounts of negative energy. Quartz is also a good choice. Scientists have proved that crystals can receive, store, amplify, and transmit energy. Unpolished stones absorb more negativity than polished stones, but they must be cleaned regularly. Wash crystals in cold water or soak in sea salt water for a couple of hours. Let them dry in sunlight where they can absorb solar energy.

Light therapy to treat depression

Light therapy can cure the winter blues and depression. Different colored lights are used to treat different problems. Color therapy is closely related to light therapy. Pink light has a calming effect. Red can speed circulation and raise blood pressure. Blue lowers blood pressure.

Use sound therapy for insomnia

Sound therapy uses specifically directed sounds to treat a variety of problems such as insomnia and stress. Even just thinking about a sound can bring relief. The sound of ocean waves curling over the sand, the whisper of wind in the treetops, and the crackling of a camp fire can sooth and relax the body, mind, and spirit.

Flower remedies for emotional problems

Flower remedies are a lot like essential oils. Essential oils contain the physical healing properties of plants, while flower essences are the soul of a plant. To make a flower essence, place a perfect flower in a small glass bowl filled with spring water. Then set the bowl on the ground in early morning sunlight near the mother plant. After a few hours remove the flower (with a twig) and add the water to a bottle half filled with vodka. When treating emotional problems, place a few drops on the tongue, add to the bath, rub on the neck, or spray on like perfume. Use clematis for drowsiness. Use crabapple for self loathing or lack of confidence. Use wild rose for treating lack of gusto in life.

Flower essences are often used with aromatherapy. Flower essences contain subtle properties that complement the action of essential oils. Flower essences are blooms, taken at their peak of spiritual development, imprinted in pure water, and bottled with alcohol as a preservative. They do not carry a fragrance but do contain properties that can be scientifically measured.

Reflexology on hands and feet

Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body. For example, the big toe is massaged to treat headache, neck problems, brain injury, and the pituitary gland.

* Always consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking other medicines.

Alternative medicines do work

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Alternative medicines like reflexology work with herbs to heal and protect the body.

Alternative medicine includes sound therapy

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