3 ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES THAT CAN WORK WHEN COMBINED

May 23, 2018

Alternative therapies are often used in combination with western medicine and a doctor’s orientation.But choosing what therapy is adequate for your need is important. Here are 3 Alternative therapies that can work when combined.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Chinese herbal medicine uses more than 450 plant, animal, and mineral substances to promote well-being and a strong immune system. The emphasis is on maintaining proper bodily functions and preventing disease.

Chinese herbal medicine works hand-in-hand with acupuncture. Even people with the same illness or symptoms might receive vastly different treatments and combinations of herbs and other substances, because TCM practitioners seek to treat the individual and how the illness is showing up in each person’s body.

The various substances have specific effects, both when used alone and in combination. This is why it’s essential to find a TCM practitioner with thorough education and experience.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Remedial massage is another wonderful treatment option that can be used in combination with acupuncture and herbal medicine. It is a way to treat imbalances in the body related to illness and injury by going to the source of the problem to:

  • Promote relaxation and the healing of muscle tissue
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve flexibility
  • Decrease stiffness and soreness
  • Relieve stress
  • Stimulate blood flow

CUPPING AND MORE

Additional alternative therapies, like cupping, can offer another route to relief from pain and other symptoms. In this treatment, cups create a vacuum on your skin to draw blood to the surface. This improves blood flow, helps supply oxygen to the cells, drains toxins, and encourages muscles to relax. Though this technique may leave round discoloured areas on your skin (where the cups were placed), these bruise-like marks are not typically painful, and they tend to fade within a few days.

SITCM has the highly trained practitioners to advise you when and where Chinese Medicine will be a good fit along with your current treatment.

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