Top 6 Holistic Ways of Dealing with Injuries

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4. Reiki

This is a form of holistic treatment that doesn’t focus on your injury, but looks at your body as a whole. Reiki considers the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional sides of the injury. Reiki believes that an injury causes an imbalance to all parts of the body and all need to be rebalanced before proper healing can begin. A Reiki practitioner will help you clear out negative energy, treat your pain, and then improve the body’s positive, healing energies.

The practitioner will do a short consultation, and then place their hands on your body in various places and positions. Reiki masters send energy flows to the troubled areas. Many people report that they feel tingling, hot, and cold like sensations, or hear popping noises, and some even say they see colors or images during treatment. Everyone has a different experience but if you have every talked to someone who has used Reiki, they will all tell you the same thing; it works!


5. Massage Therapy

Another ancient form of healing naturally is massage therapy. Done properly, it’s much, much more than just the spa massage you get on Friday afternoons! Massage therapy is an alternative way to treat all types of pain, from lower back pain, knee pain, cancer, and other type of pains from diseases and injuries. An experienced therapist can treat problematic areas through various stroking and massage techniques, so important muscles are given new blood supplies for healing and endorphins can be released. This promotes a feeling of well-being, less pain, an improved range of motion, and better flexibility. There is a wide variety of massage techniques such as deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, Thai, aromatherapy, and Shiatsu. Always choose a licensed massage therapist, as they have the expertise, as well as the experience, to know what type(s) of massage would benefit you best and relieve pressure points that aid in the healing process.


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6.  Bromelain

If you haven’t discovered the benefits of bromelain, now is the time! Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples, can reduce swelling and greatly reduce the healing time for soft tissue injuries and from surgical procedures. Take several hundred milligrams every day for the first two weeks or so after you have been injured or after surgery. If you are taking other medications, be sure to tell your doctor that you plan to take bromelain.

Recovering from injuries takes time, so don’t push your body to do more than it’s ready to do. However, if you incorporate natural means of healing into your overall wellness routine, you should be able to shorten the amount of time it takes for your body to heal itself, without side effects or toxic drugs.


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One Comment

  1. Amber

    Dec 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I also highly recommend the BFST (blood flow stimulation therapy) wrap for any soft tissue injury. Our bodies natural ability to heal brings any injured area blood flow, however, the rate at which it does so is very slow. The BFST simply speeds up this process. There is an Energy Web inside a body specific wrap that emits electro-magnetic energy which sends a signal to the rest of our body, telling it that this specific area needs more blood flow. The blood flow this electro-magnetic promotes is full of the oxygen and nutrients you need in order to be able to heal, and at an accelerate rate. The increased blood flow also lubricates the area helping prevent any further damage during movements.