Alternative medicine is based on the belief that the body and the brain can heal themselves and prevent illness. Alternative medicine focuses on the use of natural means to build up one’s energy and immune system for wellness and prevention. Alternative medicine focuses on improving brain chemistry through natural means. It focuses on getting the body to take care of itself.
Alternative medicine is based on the premise that health is impacted by the energy body, the conscious and subconscious mind and the physical body. Thoughts, energy and emotions affect health. They impact the health of the body. Thoughts, energy and emotions drive physical reality toward disease or wellness. Disease or wellness then becomes a choice – much like happiness or unhappiness.
So, any approach to healing and prevention that does not deal with energy, thoughts and emotions will not prevent or heal disease.
Conventional medicine views s the individual as a physical machine. It uses pharmaceutical drugs and surgery to alter the mechanics of the physical body.
Alternative medicine views the individual as energy and consciousness connected to matter (the body). The cells and atoms that comprise the body are primarily empty space and energy. Alternative medicine provides that there is nothing solid about matter. There are particles in cells and atoms, but even these particles are essentially frozen energy.
Alternative medicine is based on Einstein’s view of reality – i.e., that all is energy and consciousness. Conventional medicine is based on Newton’s view of reality – ie., that solid objects are matter connected to each other through energy. Conventional medicine views the body as an elaborate, physical machine. Conventional medicine focuses on using synthetic means to manipulate the “machine” to make it function better.
Alternative medicine views the body as energy and consciousness first. It believes the body can heal and prevent illness by focusing on energy, lifestyle and thoughts. It looks to natural means to prevent and heal disease, because natural means interact better with energy and consciousness.
Many people live on pharmaceutical drugs. These substances are not natural. They are chemical compounds that often imitate natural ingredients found in plants. These drugs have many known and unknown side effects. They are not tested for use over long periods of time. They are not cross tested for how they interact with other drugs. For the most part, chemicals do not cure disease. They do help stabilize the symptoms of disease. But, there is a cost. They have known and unknown negative side effects.
Pharmaceutical drugs can be very helpful to jolt diseased bodies back on track. But, great care must be exercised before you live on them or use them in conjunction with other drugs.
Because they are chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs can be toxic. Alternative medicine focuses on natural, homeopathic remedies.
Alternative medicine gets to the root cause of disease. The goal of alternative medicine is to heal and prevent disease. The goal of conventional medicine is to treat the symptoms of disease.
Alternative medicine works with the energy body – i.e., the energy that infuses each cell of the body. It views the free flow of life force energy and oxygen through the body (through the bloodstream) as critical to good health. This requires us to reduce stress, achieve and maintain peace of mind and inner peace and raise one’s vibrations. This requires inner peace, optimism and happiness.
Techniques to achieve these mental and emotional states include Reiki, meditation, yoga, dance, exercise, massage and acupuncture. All of this helps put the body in a relaxed state, and this enables energy to flow through the body freely for good health and wellness. Good posture is also important. Good posture is critical to the flow of energy and oxygen throughout the body.
Alternative medicine views negative energy as the first cause of disease. Most negative energy comes from our own negative and rigid beliefs, negative thoughts and emotions. It comes from ego and from hurting and deceiving others (the energy we generate is the energy we get back).
Negative energy blockages and energy attachments prevent the free flow of life force energy in the body. They prevent the high vibrations needed for good health. So, it is necessary to remove these blockages and attachments. This requires meditation and visualization work. It requires us to live in balance and harmony and enjoy our lives. It requires us to reduce stress and avoid negative and toxic people and environments. It requires us to avoid conflict and drama and seek ongoing peace of mind and inner peace. It requires us to focus on what makes us feel positive and happy and not what gets us upset or stressed out. It requires us to focus on our blessings and not on problems and what we want or lack. It requires us to focus on the moment, on tasks and on the details of process and plans – not money, people or things.
Alternative medicine requires us to focus on a feeling of health and wellness and not illness. Alternative medicine works with the conscious and subconscious mind. Good health and prevention require positive and open beliefs and positive thoughts. This is achieved through meditation (especially directed or seed meditation that develops mental focus) along with mindfulness meditation, white light meditation and emptiness meditation.
The alternative approach teaches us to be mindful of our thoughts and emotions. It teaches us to move them from negative to positive. Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions, acts and speech. Negative and rigid beliefs lead to negative thoughts. So, we need to get rid of rigid and negative beliefs. We need to change our beliefs from negative to positive. Many rigid and negative beliefs are held at the subconscious level. They were adopted as part of our response to traumas and life experience. So subconscious and conscious beliefs must be changed to change thoughts and thought patterns. This will improve our mental and emotional state and our energy and reduce stress. We must let go of rigid beliefs and open our minds and hearts. Rigid beliefs lead to stress. The stress occurs when reality meets our beliefs. This is mental stress. It leads to thoughts, acts and speech that keep us in a state of stress.
Subconscious beliefs can be changed from negative beliefs to positive beliefs through positive affirmation exercises. Brain chemistry can be adjusted with sound, music, light, and color therapy. Alpha, beta, delta and theta brain wave meditation music with binaural beat will help improve brain chemistry. This will have a positive impact on physical and mental health.
Alternative medicine focuses on the need for nutrition for good health. Good nutrition consists of vitamins and minerals that replenish the body. Alternative medicine views food as medicine. The optimal diet in the alternative world is a high nutrient, alkaline diet (mostly fresh, non-starchy vegetables and some fruit, berries, nuts and seeds). Fresh vegetables, fruit, berries, nuts and seeds have the fiber our bodies need as well. Some protein is fine, but animal protein should be limited. At least 80% of your diet should consist of whole, fresh vegetables, fruit, berries, nuts and seeds. Organic is best because it does not have as many chemicals in it. Non-organic (non-GMO) is OK. Fresh and raw is best to maximize consumption of nutrients. Lightly cooking and steaming vegetables is fine.
You can get protein from beans, legumes, eggs, fish and lean meat. Broccoli, spinach chorella, spirulina and bee pollen contain protein. Look into protein/amino acid supplements. For starch, eat whole grains, whole potatoes and whole yams along with whole grain pasta, because they contain fiber and nutrients (unlike refined grains – i.e., white bread, white rice, chips and white pasta). The alternative approach advocates that we do not eat prepared, packaged, processed and junk foods. These foods contain toxins (chemical preservatives) and toxic refined sugar and sodium. They do not contain much nutrition or fiber. The alternative approach recommends that we greatly reduce our consumption of refined sugar and starches.
The alternative approach recommends that we avoid trans fats and avoid or greatly reduce meat based based and dairy based saturated fats. Instead, consume plant based fats such olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, nuts and seeds.
So, the alternative approach advocates that we focus on natural, whole plant based foods (organic and raw is best) and greatly reduce our intake of chemicals and other toxins such as refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
A multi vitamin is good, but it is not enough to give you the vitamins and minerals you need for good health even if you are on a high nutrient diet. This is because the nutritional value of fresh and frozen vegetables, fruits and berries has been depleted. This is due to depletion of nutrients in the soil.
So, on a daily basis, take a multi vitamin, but fortify it with a large dose of additional vitamins including vitamin A, B-Complex (B-6 and B-12 and Folic Acid and Niacin especially), C, D (D3 especially), E and K.
Take trace minerals daily. You can get trace minerals in liquid form. Some of the essential trace minerals include iron, zinc, manganese, potassium, magnesium, copper, iodine, selenium, molybdenum, chromium, calcium, sulfur, cobalt, nickel, boron, beryllium, sodium, copper, tin, silicon, vanadium, fluorine.
Also, on a daily basis, take (I) anti-oxidants (Co Q 10, green tea and green tea extract supplements), (ii) for energy and immune health, Asian mushroom supplements such as cordyceps, reishi and shitaki mushrooms, astragalus, resveratrol, echinecia, dhea and nadh, (iii) anti inflammatory supplements such as fish oil, hemp oil and flaxseed oil, turmeric (or curcumin) supplements and (iv) protein/amino acid supplements. These will help prevent and repair the damage to your cells done by oxidation/free radicals and inflammation and help build more muscle tissue. Also, on a daily basis, consume some cinnamon, turmeric, fresh garlic and fresh ginger. These natural ingredients help normalize blood pressure and blood sugar and also help fight oxidation and inflammation at the cellular level.
Many people are deficient in iodine as well as vitamins and minerals. This is due to diet, stress and toxicity. So, take iodine supplements. You can also get iodine by eating seasweed and kelp.
We need to maximize energy and oxygen in our cells for good health. Breathe deeply to maximize oxygen and energy in your body. Maintain good posture and center yourself to improve the flow of oxygen and energy in your body. Put a lot of plants in your home and keep it well ventilated to improve the oxygen in your home. Get into nature often – especially around trees, running water and the ocean. The air in these locations contain more oxygen.
When your energy is low, take Echinacea and Asian Ginseng, Astragalus and Asian Mushrooms and Asian Mushroom supplements (I..e, reishi, cordyceps and shitaki mushrooms) and green tea extract supplements.
Drink plenty of filtered water. Some prescribe at least eight, eight ounce glasses of water per day. Many recommend that you boil and filter tap water before drinking it. This is because there are chemicals in tap water. The body needs exercise. So, get plenty of exercise. At the very least, walk two to three miles a day. When sitting for long periods, stretch your legs and body and get up and move around or exercise. This helps distribute oxygen and life force energy through your body.
Get moderate amounts of sunshine on your skin each day, especially your face and arms. This will help your body produce Vitamin D3, that is needed for good health.
Alternative medicine views nature as the primary source of prevention and healing. It focuses on reducing our consumption of chemicals and boosting our consumption of natural products such as food and herbs. This will help boost your energy and immune system to heal and prevent disease.
Herbs are natural. The alternative approach advocates the use of herbal supplements for good health and prevention. Herbal supplements help calm, balance and heal the body. They help boost one’s energy and immune system. They help boost one’s vibrations.
This article is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat disease. It is not intended to be medical advice. For medical advice and to diagnose and treat disease, consult a licensed medical doctor.