Natural health methods and alternative medicine always find ways to develop and increase its knowledge base. And just like conventional medicine, natural health is adept in new trends being introduced into the field. Alternative medicine includes a wide range of health care practices, therapies and products which are not included in regular degree courses in established medical schools. It is just two months since 2013 started it the the time experts are predicting the health trends of the year.
The interest in natural health and alternative treatments will still gather popularity. Many mainstream medications are showing dangerous side effects, people will look for new solutions to minimize any health conditions and to minimize any serious side effects a patient may get. Although alternative treatments are popular, some people are still skeptical about some of its procedures. With much information and resources, letting the people know of its benefits will not hard to spread. More people will try new remedies, change the lifestyle and try new activities to avoid conventional medicine side effects. A hundred years old practices such as yoga, acupuncture and tai chi will soar further and gain attention due to its ability to soothe and calm the body. It also helps in treating chronic aping, obesity, stress and hypertension which are common today.
Another trend introduced is moxibustion. Moxibustion is a type of acupuncture techniques that involves or uses mugwort ( a natural herb). Traditionally, it’s a Chinese medicine that is used to invigorate the flow of the blood, Qi and gives a pain relieving effect. The Moxa herb is lit on fire and are placed on the top of the needle. It can also be applied without using acupuncture needles; it can be burned in its stock for and the acupuncturist hovers and swirls the stick above the acupuncture points. . It is proven effective for muscle spasms, joint pains low back pain and other body pains that are caused by cold weather.
Alternative psychotherapy interest will grow. Alternatives are not only herbs, yoga and massages. People can get and experience significant changes with activities such as art therapy, music therapy, sound healing , energy balancing and other modalities that connect to people as a whole. These are sought after modalities that people are willing to take release tension and stress. Personal satisfaction rather than external achievements will be the focus of more people. Minimizing and cutting schedule of extended lifestyles and instead creating opportunities and activities that will calm the mind and body. Personal growth and spiritual classes will help in achieving this need. It will bring back the center of the body and will help focus on what is comforting .
The connection between food and health will be in the forefront. Different groceries and markets are now offering organic and free range produce. People today are learning to eat clean – eating foods without preservatives, additives, chemicals or too much sugar. Buying habits will also change, people will read labels more to check the nutritional facts of the product to be bought. This did not happen a few decades ago, but people today are more aware of the effects of preservatives in the human body.