Mental Wellness

Achieving Ultimate Zen With Alternative Medicine

Most of us are under a lot of stress due to long working hours, problems in family and relationships or simply because of our way of life and how everything around us is changing fast. Living with that much stress is highly harmful to our bodies and modern medicine cannot help us successfully relax and clear our minds. Luckily, alternative medicine and its treatments are more related to spirituality and helping us relieve stress and detox our bodies. So, if you are looking to reach your zen, here is how. 

Chiropractic Treatments

With stress and work our bodies become tense. Our muscles are tense, too much sitting at desks negatively affects our spine and other bones, and it simply makes us feel stiff and stressed. Instead of going to doctors, you can choose chiropractic treatments since they are a great alternative medical option for relieving stress and pain in your body. 

Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine and it is designed to treat issues with the musculoskeletal system. Even though it is an alternative, chiropractors still need to have degrees and are highly educated so you are in the right hands. Chiropractic usually focuses on treating the spine and other parts of the body with adjustments and therapy. They can correct your alignment problems and help you feel more relaxed and pain-free. Also, this can help you ease discomfort and swelling and soreness making your body feel healthier, lighter and stress-free. 


Yoga is another type of alternative medicine that can help you relax and achieve zen. Yoga takes care of your whole body, making it more flexible, aligned, healthy and relaxed. With yoga, you also learn how to breathe properly and those breathing exercises can majorly help your mind clear out and leave space only for positive things. 

Along with yoga, you can introduce meditation as well, since they go hand in hand well, and you take care of your body and mind at the same time. What is more, you can add a pair of shungite and granite harmonizers that you can find at the wellness hut and have a cleansing meditation. Shungite will help you keep your chakras open and grounded and it will clean you from any negative energy, while a simple act of meditation will help you relax and be stress free. 


Everyone loves getting a good massage, and you all know how good you feel after one. Massages are also part of alternative medicine since all professional masseuses know how to treat your muscles in order to help them relieve stress and tension, making you feel more relaxed. 

Traditional Alternative Medicine

This field of alternative medicine includes a more mainstream and accepted form of therapy. These treatments mainly focus on your pressure points on your body in order to treat stress or any other pain and discomfort. Also, they provide more natural treatments of illnesses and painful areas in your body. Traditional alternative treatments include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy
  • Chinese or Oriental medicine

External Energy Treatments

Some people believe that some external objects can have a specific energy that can directly affect their health. Consequently, we today use some old alternative medicine treatments to help relieve such bad energies and be completely relaxed and healthy. These include:

  • Electromagnetic therapy
  • Reiki
  • Qigong

Diet and Herbs

We all know that a healthy diet will make us feel better and help us have healthier bodies. That is why we have nutrition as an alternative and complementary treatment. Today, it is hard to avoid unhealthy foods since they are inexpensive and easy to find, but people are slowly starting to realize how bad that is and are seeking advice from nutritionists. Also, there are several dietary and herbal approaches: 

  • Dietary supplements
  • Herbal medicine
  • Nutrition/diet

We all know that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and a more zen-like life. That is why more and more people are turning to alternative medicine and its treatments to find a more natural way of treating illnesses, stress, pain and discomfort. 

by Morgan Elliott

Morgan Rose Elliott is an aromatherapist, yoga instructor, animal lover, a happily married mother of three. She enjoys reading biographies and writing poems, sunny days on the beach and any shape and form of vanilla. Crazy about the '80s, her favorite band is Duran Duran (although kids prefer Franz Ferdinand, and the husband Blink182) and she is obsessed with Netflix original Stranger things.

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