Natural remedies and alternate treatment methods are gaining popularity in the United States. People today have more choices of treatment than they ever did, and some of the well known alternate methods of treatment are making their way into mainstream medicine. Even 20 years ago or so, alternate methods were not so popular; some of the methods such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, and Naturopathic Medicine and alternative treatment options were unheard of in the United States. However, many people believe that some of these treatments could increase the rate at which patients recover and some of these Alternate and Complementary methods can even work better when applied in integration with standard health care methods.
The idea behind Naturopathy and integrated medicine is to provide every possible option to a patient, and so, there are many hospitals where you’ll find some alternate methods being offered. Patients, who are suffering from diseases which are hard to cure, and from anxiety or stress, find it soothing and relaxing when they come across treatment options such as meditation and some other forms of Integrative Medicine.
Natural treatments for diseases
Natural treatments refer to using herbs and other natural elements available in nature to treat a disease. There are many medical plants available in nature that has therapeutic value. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been using herbs to treat disease for decades. Natural treatment also involves following a healthy lifestyle, and a healthy diet, which helps in maintaining a vibrant lifestyle. The most significant benefit of natural treatment is that they can be used to treat fatal disease with minimal or no harmful side effects. Below is a list of some of the diseases and their natural herbal remedies.
Symptoms: Asthma is a disease of the respiratory tract triggered by an allergic reaction to one or many stimulants or ‘allergens’. A patient suffers from breathlessness and prolonged difficulty in breathing, when he or she has an asthma attack.
Causes: Asthma is marked by involuntary contraction of small muscular air passages of lungs which is triggered primarily due to an allergic reaction a number of irritants or ‘allergens’, including dust, pollution and pollen from air, animals, food, and exposure to certain chemicals or use of medication.
Natural remedy: One of the most important factors of asthma is the allergen or irritant, so the patient must stay away from any allergy causing agent. It is important to stay protected against any allergy causing elements, and use air-conditioning for home and automobile. Also stay away from carpets and allergy causing food or chemicals. Certain kinds of food have been found beneficial for keeping asthma away.
Remedy #2: Boil five or six cloves and add a spoon full of honey. Take this solution twice a day.
Remedy #3: Crush several cloves of garlic and add them to milk to make a solution. Drink this regularly to get relieve from asthma.
2. Common cold remedy
Symptoms: When this virus attacks our nasal lining, we often suffer several symptoms including coughing, sneezing, high fever, and headaches. Instead of taking over-the-counter medication, some homemade remedies can prove to be effective against common cold.
Natural Remedy: When you have a cold or flu attack, it is best to get plenty of rest and consume some healthy food to strengthen your immune system.
Remedy # 1: Chicken soup is an excellent weapon against cold and flu. It has enough nutrition and energy to pull you through your tough physical conditions.
Remedy#2: Green tea is also excellent for fighting cold symptoms. It has plenty of antioxidants and vitamin C to give your immune system a boost. It also helps to loosen up your chest and throat mucus congestion.
Remedy #3: Cranberry soup is one strong cold medicine that anyone can prepare at home by heating cranberries in water until they split themselves open. Cranberries are rich in vitamin C and a powerful source of antioxidants. Add honey to the mixture for taste, and for the natural painkilling properties of honey, which will relieve your aches and pains.
Remedy # 4: Hot and spicy ginger and turmeric milk is excellent to quickly relieve your cold symptoms.
3. High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is created when our heart pumps and circulates blood through arteries, capillaries, and veins. When minimum pressure is exerted it’s called the ‘diastolic’ pressure and the maximum pressure is called the ‘systolic’ pressure. An average person has the normal level of difference between 120-80 mm of Hg. One of the most dangerous aspects of high blood pressure or hyper tension is that you may not know that you’re suffering from high blood pressure unless you go to a doctor and get your BP checked. In fact, nearly one-third of people who have high blood pressure don’t know it.
Symptoms: headaches, confusion, fatigue, chest pain, vision problems, pounding chest, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, blood in urine.
Causes: A faulty diet, age, faulty lifestyle, obesity, drug abuse, physical weaknesses, kidney failure, or genetic reasons could be responsible for your high blood pressure. Excessive stress and anxiety also contributes to your heart diseases and hyper tension.
If you sense any of the above symptoms, consult your doctor immediately and get your disease under control. Untreated heart disease can lead to stroke or heart attack. However, there are several home remedies that can help you reduce the risks of more serious physical conditions.
Remedy # 1: Adopt a salt restricted healthy diet high in dietary fiber. Also cut down on oil, fat and sugar. Seasoning with pepper may be helpful because the ‘cayeene’ content of pepper prevents accumulation of platelets in the stomach.
Remedy #2: Walking for 30 minutes twice a day, every day. Exercising regularly is very helpful.
Remedy #3: Reduce stress through relaxation and meditation.
Remedy #4: Mint leaves contribute significantly to reducing blood pressure.
Remedy ##5: Garlic caters to reducing spasm of the arteries, so consumption of garlic will reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Source: Nourish the Planet