Natural, Holistic Alternatives to 10 of the Most Prescribed Medications 

17
Sep

 

Unknown to many of us, mother nature is way too caring to every human being that it always has a remedy for every disease we do suffer from. From herbal medications to holistic treatments, most of them are incredibly useful and pose no danger to the normal working of the body. But despite this, it is still bizarre why humans in their billions, prefer to dwell on western, chemical drugs which most of them come with severe side-effects.

Maybe it is because fewer people know or even have guaranteed access to these natural alternative medicines. They probably don’t know that there’s a holistic treatment of that -hitting migraines, obesity, high blood pressure or even cancer.

Try to always rely on the following:

  • Acupressure and acupuncture to treat chronic pain and depression.
  • Aromatherapy to treat infections and inflammation and promote speedy healing.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine for overall wellness.
  • Balneotherapy to fight acne, swelling, pain, and anxiety.
  • Chiropractic to treat muscle pain, back pain, and anxiety.
  • Homeopathy and Naturopathic.

If you are sick and tired of frequenting the hospital or calling the chemist, worry no more. Give the more holistic alternatives a try, instead of the most prescribed drugs with the following:

  • Pain

Next time you have severe pain, ache or any painful feeling eating through your body don’t take any painkiller. Instead, choose a natural remedy like chiropractic treatment, acupuncture or even sniff a natural soothing herb like Lavender. Ideally, anything that would alter the body’s nervous system channel to the brain is known to cure the pain and aching.

  • Infections

Whether it is respiratory, sinus or any other common infection, you shouldn’t always trust the doctor’s azithromycin (Zithromax) or amoxicillin. For a nasal infection, dissolve a teaspoon of salt into a glass of lukewarm purified water and gulp it. You may even include a little amount of baking soda to make it more soothing. If it is a respiratory infection, gently sniff the medicinal solution to unlock the blocked nose.

  • Acid Reflux

It isn’t ideal to take Prilosec straight away since this drug may block the wholly protective hydrochloric acid (HCL) that protects the stomach from harmful micro-organisms. A herbal fix like the safe and effective slippery-elm lozenges often eases symptoms by relieving intestinal inflammation and boosting mucus production.

  • Diabetes

Diabetes has no cure, but you can control it at home. Exercise to sweat away from the excess sugars and adopt a healthy diet. You may have to enroll at a local gym or fitness studio for aerobic exercises or ensure you take a walk every day of the week.

  • High Blood Pressure

It is among the most prevalent lifestyle-induced diseases today and one of the most expensive to cure. Both Lisinopril and amlodipine don’t come cheaply, yet many still prefer to overlook the most effective natural and holistic treatments of high blood pressure. One of the most effective natural supplements of hypertension is Coenzyme Q10 – an antioxidant. If you can’t find this supplement, increase your Potassium uptake by eating more bananas, dark and leafy greens and mushrooms.

  • Hypothyroid – Low thyroid problems 

It is a condition that’s common among the senior women. However, it results from a mineral deficiency, particularly iron, iodine, and selenium. And though there are chemical drugs that can reverse this disorder, natural supplements do work almost effectively. More importantly, don’t hesitate to consult your doctor before taking any Hypothyroid supplement.