Whether you have an aversion to the doctors, an ailment that doesn’t warrant medical attention or a long-standing illness then you may be considering using a natural remedy to cure your problem. The power of nature has been harnessed for hundreds of years, and although some old wives tales and traditional cures are seen as quackery, there are plenty of age old remedies still used today. If you think about it then you will realise that many of the medicines we receive from the doctors are actually made from plants, such as the drug valium from the valerian plant. The comforting thing about natural remedies is that they are usually totally safe to use and even if they don’t work for you then you haven’t lost anything at the end of the day! Whereas if you go to the doctors for tablets or antibiotics you may suffer some unwelcome side effects from the powerful drugs and chemicals. Natural remedies can be used for common illnesses or problems such as dandruff, acne, the common cold etc. but should only ever supplement the doctor’s advice for more serious issues. You should always have a doctor check out any issues with your health that are of concern for you to make sure that it is nothing serious. Once you know what your problem is then you can start treating it with natural medicines.
There are so many natural techniques and remedies that is impossible to cover them in an entire article. However here are some of the common ones -
Apple Cider Vinegar – This is seen as a cure all for many people, as it contains all of the essential vitamins and minerals needed by humans. It is thought to help alleviate acne, heartburn, acid reflux and flu, and if can be taken continually to prevent illness and disease. Take one tablespoon full per day for long term good health and up to three per day to cure a specific concern.
Acai Berries – High in antioxidants and fibre it is been proven that acai berries aid digestion, constipation and weight loss. They can be used by people trying to lose weight alongside a healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin C – In times of stress our immune system can suffer which can result in susceptibility to colds, flus and viruses. If you feel a cold coming on then take 1000mg of vitamin C per day until you feel it subside. High doses of vitamin C are good for boosting the immune system, however it is not recommended that you take high doses on a long term basis.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture can help with a huge range of problems from fatigue to anxiety and depression. It is an ancient chinese medicine that makes of needles and pressure points.