Use of natural healing methods for treatment, has been going on for some time now. Yoga is one such popular treatment method that originated in India and is now has spread around the world. Preserved Indian manuscripts and books have confirmed that natural healing techniques have been practised and perfected in this country for quite a long time. Homeopathy is another such widely used alternative method that help cure several diseases without any side effects. Allopathic or similar modern treatment methods are effective but they have a flaw, they can adversely affect human body. In fact, the medications and techniques used in allopathic practices may lead to unwanted side effects among the patients.
Yoga basically means addition. The addition here is between the body, mind and the spirit. It isn’t just a physical exercise, in fact it is a combination of psychological, spiritual, and physical activities. Experts say that yoga is beneficial for the holistic development of the individual. There are several branches of yoga and they have their own different purposes and applications. The two most common and well known forms of yoga are Raja and Hatha Yoga. With the whole world celebrating 21st June as international yoga day, the popularity of this form of exercise is rising very rapidly and people from all around the world are embracing it.
Yoga exercises have pain relieving and anti-aging effects on the human body thus acting as an excellent technique for natural healing of the body. Yoga consists of exercises called pranayams and body positions known as asanas. The pranayams consists of breath control exercises and meditation or yogic techniques. Yoga has several positive effects on the body. Studies have been seen to indicate that practising this exercise regularly leads to physical as well as psychological well-being. These exercises improve concentration and reduce blood pressure. Thus yoga exercises are helpful in combatting tension and stress. As headaches are caused by stress and tension, yoga is found to have a negative effect on headaches.
Other significant natural treatment techniques are acupressure, acupuncture, homeopathy, and other herbal therapies. Generally acupressure and acupuncture are used for controlling pain in the different parts of the body. The problem with these treatment techniques is that, in order to be effective these treatments should be performed by a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner. Out of all the popular natural treatments, yoga enjoys the most popularity and is practised with same enthusiasm, all around the world. Natural treatment techniques are in some ways superior to allopathic techniques, as they generally don’t have any side effects or any allopathy like complications. It is necessary though to use natural methods under the direction of an appropriately qualified instructor in order to get its full benefits in an appropriate manner. These natural methods are easy to use and risk free, besides being cheap.
Ayurveda is a natural treatment technique which has been used in India since centuries. Ayurvedic medicine and treatment techniques have been shown to be effective in modern tests, and are being used and trusted by people of all ages. The ayurvedic medicines are primarily made up of plant components, like stems, barks and roots. As the medicines have all natural components, their use doesn’t harm human body, or cause any complications. Other techniques that are in use as natural treatment methods are energy therapy, meditation and herbal massages.