The discussion of natural or holistic treatments dates so far back that even modern archeologists cannot pin point just when it started. Holistic or natural healing treats the whole organism rather than the treatment of one specific body part. The overall well being of the individual is dealt with, not just addressing the symptoms that have appeared as a result of a disorder or disease. Naturopathic or holistic medicine specifically deals with natural forms of treatment rather than chemical or technological treatments. Some of these forms of treatment will include Acupuncture, Naturopathic use of herbs and nutritional supplements, and Kinesiology.
Acupuncture has proven to be very beneficial to those who are suffering kidney deficiencies. Acupuncture treatments utilise small needles that are inserted into specific energy points in the body to stimulate and stabilise the circulation. Acupuncture is also used to maximise blood flow to the kidneys. When kidney stones are present, acupuncture has been found to reduce pain, purge toxins and increase physical and mental function. Acupuncture can be a feasible option to using pain killers and steroids. There are few, if any, side effects when acupuncture is performed correctly.
Naturopathy is a system of medicine founded on the belief that diet, mental state, exercise, breathing, and other natural factors are central to the origin and treatment of disease. Naturopathy incorporates many alternative methods to include iridology, homeopathy and herbal medicine. A diagnosis requires scrutiny of your medical history, lifestyle, diet, and exercise routine, the amount of stress you may be experiencing, your relationships, your sleep patterns, as well as your mental and spiritual health.
Herbs have been used around the world for medicinal purposes for centuries. The list includes, but is not limited to Western herbs from Europe and America, Ayurvedic herbs from India and traditional Chinese herbs. Herbs are important for treating many health conditions. Herbs can help support the immune system by supporting a full recovery, serve as detoxification agents, anti-inflammatories and also help to reduce stress. Natural foods are recommended in order to live a balanced healthy life and are found to be beneficial to those who are suffering a kidney disorder or disease.
Applied Kinesiology is a diagnostic method that uses muscle testing to evaluate the performance of the body’s systems. The psoas muscles, that are located in the groin and help to flex the hip joint, are related to kidney function (funnily enough). Therefore a weak psoas muscle can indicate a kidney deficiency. Applied Kinesiology is also used to verify whether specific foods and other substances may be contributing to health problems.
As you can see there are many natural options to treating both your kidney health, and your health in general. Having so many options available means you can choose a practitioner that treats in a way that suits both your health and lifestyle.