Alternative Therapy Uses

acupuncture_1248178cAlternative therapy use is on the rise and it really is no surprise as you really do here more and more success stories of people that have used it to combat a range of different ailments. In terms of which type of alternative therapy to use it really does depend on what issue and you are suffering from and moreover which therapy works for you.

The most evidence from the different therapies has come from acupuncture, massage, tai chi and yoga and some of these are now medically recognized for treatments such as lower back pain for example.

Acupuncture is one that originates from China and has been used for centuries in oriental medicine for a wide range of different ailments which range from things like depression to bowel disorders etc. This relies on the proper flow of Qi (energy) through the body to promote a healthy body and mind. It is said that when we have blockages of Qi within the body is the time that we suffer from disease and illness.

Massage is one that is now licensed for treatment for lower back pain after a range of different studies and evidence has shown its effectiveness. This however doesn’t mean that going for a tantric massage in London will fix your problems with lower back pain and it is important that you get a massage from a qualified practitioner to really experience the full benefits of this therapy.

Yoga is a low impact form of exercise which has also been shown to be very effective in a range of different situations. It combines both meditation aspects as well as exercise and lots of stretching which has also been show to improve flexibility, and also shown to be beneficial for lower back pain, stress as well as depression.

Pampering or Medicine

massage-medicineWhen you speak to some people about massage therapy they will think more about being pampered and a decadent lifestyle than actually something that can cure a huge rank of problems. Some of the fantastic health benefits that can be linked to massage therapy are things such as improving symptoms in children with asthma, boosting the immune system of those with cancer, helping patients to improve their grip strength and many others. Similar to acupuncture, massage is now widely recognised as a treatment for lower back pain.

It is because of this that now research into massage has now rapidly increased with the The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health is now spending nearly double the amount in research on the subject that it did in 2004. From studies that have been done in America it cab be seen that there has also been a big increase in the number of people using this form of therapy from 5% of adults up to 8% from 2002 to 2007.

It is also a similar situation in London where many are now opting for massage treatments over many traditional medicinal routes of treatment for certain ailments. One of the other forms of massage that has also gained in popularity over recent years is tantric massage which although more of a sensual form of massage it does also bring some very good health and other benefits. Whereas previously this may have been a bit of a taboo subject it is quite common now to speak with people talking about going for their regular London tantric massage and this is testament to the real health benefits it provides as well as people now being much more open in general in society.

Whichever form of massage therapy you prefer it really does offer some amazing benefits and quite often now this may well be the first stop rather than the last resort!