Although you may only be familiar with one particular philosophy of medical treatment, there are actually a great many different systems, practices, and schools of thought on effective healing techniques. The team draws from a wide range of alternative medicines in order to treat the particular needs of every unique individual that walks through the doors of Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center in Bellaire, Texas. To learn more about the alternative medicines the team offers, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Alternative, integrative, or complementary medicine are catch-all terms to describe any medical treatments that fall outside of the mainstream and Western therapies.
Nearly 40% of Americans use or have used some form of alternative medicine, which includes acupuncture, chiropractic, energy therapies, and ayurvedic medicine.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique that uses thin, sterile needles to cure ailments by stimulating your body’s natural healing processes. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, such as anxiety, depression, nausea, insomnia, infertility, and neck and back pain, amongst others.
Chiropractic medicine aims to alleviate pain, enhance your body’s functioning, and help your body to naturally heal itself. Chiropractors accomplish this by adjusting or “manipulating” your spine and other parts of your body to get you in proper alignment.
Chiropractic medicine is particularly well-known for its effectiveness in treating low back pain, but it’s also been shown to help other conditions like
It can also be used to treat upper and lower body joint problems.
Energy therapies promote healing through energy fields that are thought to exist in and around your body. Some examples of energy therapy include:
Magnetic field therapy treats musculoskeletal conditions by manipulating magnetic and electrical fields. It’s been shown to be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis and various pain conditions, and can help to speed up the recovery of fractures.
Reiki aims to speed healing by tapping into your body’s natural energy. A Reiki practitioner channels energy through his hands, which he hovers over your body or places lightly on your skin to then transfer the energy into your body.
Healing touch is similar to Reiki in that a practitioner uses their healing energy to help restore balance to your system, but healing touch doesn’t involve any actual touching. A healing touch practitioner simply moves their hands back and forth over your body, which has been shown to help reduce anxiety in cancer patients.
Herbal medicine uses the healing properties of certain plants to treat bodily ailments. The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of people around the world use some form of herbal medicine, which can be effective for treating a wide range of issues, including premenstrual syndrome, chronic fatigue, allergies, and more.
Ayurveda is a 3,000-year-old medical system that uses herbs, special diets, and unique practices to heal you by restoring balance to your body’s life forces, or doshas. Ayurvedic treatments focus on cleansing your body in a process called “panchakarma.”
To learn more about how Dr. Oza can improve your health with alternative medicines, schedule an appointment with Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center online or by phone today.