Holistic Therapy – An Alternative Treatment

Complementary and alternative medicine is a branch of medical practice that is not part of your standard care or what you study in a medical college. It includes many different techniques like:

  • Nutrition
  • Supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Mind/Body Medicine
  • Homeopathy

Complementary medicine is mostly used with standard Medical care to provide a better treatment for the patients. In Manchester, there is a huge demand of these alternative medicines nowadays. People are combining these techniques with the modern medicine, different types of acupuncture to release stress while consulting a psychologist. But the most common technique is holistic therapy in Manchester in which the patient is treated in the most natural way possible.

Holistic means affecting the body as a whole unit, it doesn’t mean working on one particular area (usually done in modern medicine) because the therapists believes that all of the body is interconnected. If you affect the body, you affect the mind and if you affect the mind you affect the emotions. So, in holistic therapy, you affect the physical body, the mental state and the emotional state of the patient.

The best way to do it is by giving the patient different type of massage, whichever he/she is comfortable with, such as:

  • Relaxation
  • Deep Tissue
  • Craniosacral
  • Shiatsu
  • Lymphatic Drainage

These massages affect the body of the patient in wonderful ways, by increasing circulation of the blood flow, by increasing endorphins which are hormones that cause happiness in the patient changing the patient’s mental and emotional state as well, by decreasing stress, by reducing muscle tension and pain, by increasing muscle mobility and flexibility.

By reducing pain and stress from the patient’s body, the patient’s mind gets free and is able to concentrate on other important things, and can perform better. This, in turn, improves the memory, improves the ability to focus, improves concentration and improves the overall performance of your mind and body.

Holistic Therapy also affects the patient emotionally, it takes away frustration and irritability, improves your mood, it makes you feel supported and warm. A human touch is in itself a very soothing and calming thing, so getting a massage changes and lifts up your emotions too.

Holistic therapists also tell you how to take care of yourself by eating healthy, these therapists are called Holistic nutritionists. They believe any disease can be treated by eating healthy like every single fruit or vegetable has many different benefits on the human body. Eating lots of carrots can improve person eyesight, eating citric fruits helps you in the flu or cold. They treat almost every illness related to mind, body, skin or any other part of the body by recommending you a change in your diet.

Holistic therapy in Manchester has become so popular that people are recommending it over modern medicine for almost every type of illness, either you have cold, flu, have muscle pain, arthritis, suffering from acne or any other type of disease, no matter how big or small your disease is people in Manchester believe that complementary and alternative medicine can help them get better sooner and without any harsh side effects or surgery marks.