Saying Goodbye To Western Medicine: Alternate Ways Of Healing The Human Body

Ever since the Enlightenment of Europe, science has reigned supreme as the single belief system among so called “rational” human beings. In truth, Western notions of scientific medicine are predated by many other systems that were in existence in the East for thousands of years. Today, many of these alternate ways of healing exists side- by- side with Western medical practice and are practiced and sought by many people who seek other ways of curing diseases and ailments other than pumping their bodies full of chemicals. Below is a list of such treatments. Word of caution: many of these treatments are highly specific to individuals so no two people will derive the same benefit from the same treatment, unlike the “pill for every ill” in Western medicine.

Fix Your Muscles with Inner West chiropractic Treatments

A chiropractor is trained to examine and diagnose your illness/ ailment and provide treatment by adjusting spinal alignment.

They believe that any ailment in the neuromuscular skeletal system of the human body can be healed through the massages and moves employed by the chiropractor. Many researchers and doctors of Western medicine doubt the benefit or ability of chiropractic to heal diseases, but it may help with any muscle or joint pains you have, as well as sprains and other bone related injuries.

The Life Science of Ayurveda

An ancient art of curing, Ayurveda originated in South Asia, mostly in India. Practiced widely in India, Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries, Ayurveda advocates a mind- body balance in day- to- day life to keep all the humours in the body in equilibrium. Many modern Ayurveda practitioners attend specialized universities and Ayurveda hospitals and are therefore well versed in Western medical practices such as reading x- rays and test reports. They use distilled syrups, oils and ointments, and potions made of herbs and other medicinal substances such as bees’ honey to treat various illnesses. Ayurveda has gained an unsavoury reputation as quackery in the West due to its hijacking by the tourist industry in many Asian countries as an “experience.” It is also vulnerable to untrained hacks. However, many people still follow the Ayurveda healing system instead of Western medicine.

Ancient Chinese Medicine

The ancient Chinese empire is well known for discovering many things such as tea, silk and gunpowder that the West were unaware of as yet; Chinese forms of medicine are yet another one of the things that many scientists now cast doubt on. Acupuncture and acupressure are both ways of healing that involve pressuring the pressure points of the human body in order to release enzymes and hormones that help cure whatever ailment there is. Acupuncture involves pressing the pressure point with delicate needles; acupressure is done with the hands. Another practice is cupping therapy, where small glass bowls “cup” particular pressure points to create suction beneath the skin and increase the flow of blood. All the above methods are still practiced in China and its neighbouring countries for a variety of ailments.