Alternative Health Therapies in contrast to conventional medicine is the need of the hour for this society. Alternative therapies include but not limited to various healing modalities: Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki, Acupuncture, Breath Work, Energy Medicine, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Qi Gong, Bach Flower Essences, Nutripuncture, Psychotherapy and counseling, Massage, EFT, Sound Healing, Pranic Healing, Quantum Healing, treatments using wellness devices such as PEMF, LIFE System, and other Biofeedback devices, etc.
Alternative therapies can be broadly categorized into Table Work, Energy Work, and Body Work. The vast realm of this field offers plenty of scope for exploration. Conventional medicine focuses on symptoms while alternative therapies work on the individual. For example, Ayurveda works on Prakriti involving Vata, Pitta, Kapha elements. And, explains all the bodily ailments, psychological struggles through understanding Prakriti. Yoga suggests the unification of body, mind, and soul. Meditation thereon involves many techniques that focus on breath and bodily sensations, connecting to the universal consciousness, etc.
Some of the alternative therapies work on a cellular level such as Vibrational Medicine constituting Bach Flower Essences, Touch Healing, Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Device, Biofeedback device such a LIFE System, etc. work on the principle of sympathetic resonance. Some healing modalities work on energy pathways and meridians such as Reiki, Acupuncture, Jin Shin Jyutsu, etc.
The psychological counseling techniques that include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Individualization Therapy, Existential Therapy all directed at providing emotional and physical wellbeing of the clients. Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, regression therapy sessions also help in healing past wounds.
The sheer volume of alternative therapies helps us explore the self. As we are surrounded by material possessions and often end up in illusions thinking that this material self, possessions are real. We transcend this by employing these various means of alternative therapies. Our thoughts, feelings, and emotions can be effectively understood. The art of relaxation, balance, and awareness are three constituents of a happy life. We are grateful for the human intellect to be bestowed with these enormous possibilities and help us be grounded always. Even in times of chaos, it helps us to remain calm and quiet in the state of groundlessness.
Alternative therapies also help us in connecting to this universal consciousness. When we are open to this universe and receive the energies that help us restore the balance; we constantly resonate with positive vibes. A Course in Miracles rightly points out, as we connect to the Source, we inherit the attributes of it; we are all capable of healing ourselves and others.