FOUR REASONS TO TRY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES DURING A PANDEMIC*

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The last couple of months have been rough. Not seeing family and friends for fear of passing on or catching the virus means most people have been cooped up inside with nowhere to go. A pandemic might not seem like the right time to be messing around with treatments, but read on for four reasons to try alternative medicine during this time of uncertainty.

Humans are social animals, so it feels wrong to have limited interaction and going for long periods, not speaking to loved ones, as much as you love them! However, one of the most significant stressors regarding Covid-19 is the impact it can have on your health. With a high number of fatalities worldwide, it hits home. It also emphasises the need to remain as fit and healthy as possible until a vaccine is available and eliminates this nasty illness.

There are many ways to enhance your health, from eating more leafy greens to exercising more regularly, yet they never feel like enough. Plus, it’s tough to be a saint all the time. An excellent alternative is to use supplementary medicines without your routine. Also known as alternative treatments, they focus on organic and natural remedies to boost your body’s ability to fight off diseases.

FOUR REASONS TO TRY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE DURING THE PANDEMIC

IT’S A LIFESTYLE THING

FOUR REASONS TO TRY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
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Have you ever heard of osteopathy? Osteopathy is the process of discussing your wellbeing issues with a qualified professional, such as the symptoms and how they developed and using the information to target the root causes and create a ‘holistic picture’ with regards to your lifestyle. 

Osteopathy is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicines because it doesn’t cause pain. Yet, it targets problem areas from the back to aches in the upper and lower body and headaches. Plus, it’s great for the entire family, as you can see here. As you can see, an osteopath concentrates on your lifestyle as a whole, which is integral during Covid.

Coronavirus is a type of disease that can affect your health even if you’re a little overweight. Therefore, considering your routine and making the necessary tweaks could not only reduce pain daily, but it could improve your odds of tackling the illness should you contract it.

Remember that medicines are powerful when you are sick; however, many types of medications are not recommended for preemptive use. Osteopathy is different as it’s a technique that will strengthen your immune system to make the virus’s side effects less damaging.

MEDICINES AND OVERUSE

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The other great thing about the likes of osteopathy is that it doesn’t have drugs at its foundation. As an alternative therapy, it’s natural and only uses organic treatments to deal with health problems that occur. You might think it’s unscientific and behind the times, yet there’s one significant advantage – medicine resistance.

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Thanks to trigger happy doctors and the availability of over-the-counter pills, it’s easy to take paracetamol or Ibuprofen when you’re not feeling great. Unfortunately, it only makes your body less resistant to the pills’ impact when you are ill. With a virus making its way across the globe, the wise choice is to avoid drugs where possible.

Of course, there’s no reason to swerve treatment altogether. By adopting alternative medicines, such as osteopathy, you can strike the perfect balance between restoring your health and ensuring medicines are fully effective when needed.

AVOIDING HOSPITALS AND DOCTOR’S SURGERIES

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Typically, the first place you would want to go during a pandemic would be a hospital or doctor’s surgery. Since they have the best equipment and knowledge regarding treatment, you should be safe and secure, knowing a physician and team of nurses will take care of you during your stay; this isn’t the case with Covid.

Scarily, the probable hospital-acquired infection rate is around 20% at the moment. As a result, you have a one-in-five chance of contracting the virus if you’re admitted to the hospital. Find out more by checking out this post. The good news is, alternative therapies are usually not based in these places.

Therefore, you can avoid hospitals and health centres and rest easy knowing that the odds of catching Coronavirus during a consultation are relatively low. Infection rate is low because most practices are private, and they can control the flow of patients. So, if you’re worried, you can speak to your health expert and talk about the precautions.

For instance, there should be social distancing in the waiting room. Hospitals say they do this, yet the sheer number of patients makes it almost impossible.

IN CONTROL

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As Cancer Research UK points out, people use alternative medicines because it offers a level of control that you don’t get from traditional treatments. Check out the article to learn more. A lot of the time, it can feel as if you’re a bystander as your doctor makes all the decisions and asks you to be patient. Patience is tough when you’re worried about the results.

Supplementary medicines don’t require you to sit around waiting for the phone to ring—the routine of changing your lifestyle truly comes down to you. You only need an osteopath to offer guidance throughout the journey. Other than that, you get to decide which lifestyle features are the most suitable.

It’s not only an ego thing. Being in control is necessary for stress and anxiety. As cortisol in the body builds, it can exacerbate health conditions, which is distressing in a pandemic. By investing in a process, you can sleep at night knowing that you’re doing all you can to help. As a result, the stress will be less intense and less likely to boil over.

It is possible to have more control with a doctor, but it’s often simpler to let them take the wheel.

What do you think? Are you ready to try an alternative medicine?

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