Ten years back all people knew about was a couple of local therapies which were practiced in their family as a tradition. Who would have thought that there are so many therapies in this world such that it is difficult to keep a track of them. With the spread of Internet technology it has become easier to know and practically apply a therapy in day today life.
Alternate therapy also known as holistic therapy is the preferred choice worldwide. Mainstream medicine has provided us with easy and instant relief. However, it is expensive and comes with many side effects. Alternate therapies are cost effective. They can be learned or practiced on ones own or could be learnt from a practitioner and then self practiced. Moreover these alternate therapies comes without any harmful side effects.
Alternate therapies can be successfully applied to cure any particular disease or maintain an optimum level of wellbeing in daily life. Like yoga is one of the widely practiced therapy and is religiously followed by many people worldwide as part of their physical fitness program. Similarly, Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese form of martial art seeks to help a practitioner achieve physical wellness and improve their control over bodily movements.
Some of the therapies are simple and offer a cure for day today illnesses without any side effect. Color therapy is the simplest of them all. Various colors are applied on the body corresponding to a specific disease. Colors are defined on the basis of their properties as well as the that of the disease. For example it has been advised to treat oneself with red color when one is suffering from common cold because red color has elements of heat in it. Other therapies practiced in day today life to improve the general well being are aromatherapy, crystal therapy, magnetic therapy, chiropractic, acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, water therapy, ayurveda, naturopathy, to name a few.
Alternate therapies are also used as a tool to explore the spirituality within. Therapies like reiki, hypnosis, past life regression, creative visualization and many more helps a person explore the power of the spirit and achieve emotional freedom. Reiki is one of the easiest therapy to control and channelize the flow of energy. It helps in recognizing the true worth of life. Whereas, hypnosis and past life regression helps a person get rid of mental block by releasing pent up negative emotions.
The trends have definitely shifted in favor of alternate therapies. The best part about them is that any person can practice most of the therapies, without any certification.