Some Alternative Healing Methods for Well-Deserved Self Care

Alternative Healing Methods: An Overview

Alternative healing methods offer additional options for those seeking to heal, or in some cases prevent, a malady. This desire to seek out additional choices, many of which can be tried at home, predates written history. Here, I present some methods–this list is by no means exhaustive.

NOTE: These alternative healing techniques are meant to complement, not replace, the advice of your medical practitioner. Talk to your doctor, herbal practitioner, or other health expert before try any of the methods below.

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According to one website, aromatherapy is “the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.” These natural essential oils can be used in the bath, in candles, or directly inhaled, depending on the type of essential oil used.


Reiki is a healing practice that uses the power of Spirit and of a person’s Universal Life Energy, or ULE, in order to promote healing.

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Massage is a type of therapy that is thousands of years old, yet still relevant to our increasingly stressful lives. According to WebMD, at least 80 styles of massage exist, from deep tissue massage to shiatsu massage.


Acupuncture is, according to the Mayo Clinic, a practice that “involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. . .most commonly used to treat pain.” .Acupuncture works by balancing the body’s chi, or ULE.

One Alternative Healing Method: Acupuncture

Crystal Healing

Crystal healing involves the use of crystals, such as rose quartz, to promote physical and emotional healing. Crystals are often used in conjunction with other healing methods, such as Reiki and chakra healing.

Chakra Therapy

Chakra therapy involves the unblocking and cleansing of the seven major chakras. Often other healing methods, such as Reiki and meditation, are used in conjunction with chakra therapy.

One Alternative Healing Method: Chakra Healing


Meditation is a healing method that involves training the mind and body to relax, reducing stress, in order to heal physically and emotionally.


Yoga is “meditation in motion,” using body postures, called asanas, and deep breathing in order to increase flexibility and strength while eliminating physical and emotional toxins in the body.

These are but a handful of alternative healing methods: see which ones speak to you. Namaste and Blessed Be.

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