Alternative or new age healing techniques are often a bone of contention with many people. On one hand, there are plenty of people who swear that they’re effective, possibly more effective than more conventional medical techniques. They are especially popular with those who would prefer medicine to be more natural than what pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and clinics have to offer. Sometimes there’s a religious component to it, as many Wiccans and pagans believe some of these techniques to be sacred. On the other hand, many others see new age healing techniques and alternative medicine as poor substitutes for proven conventional medical techniques at best and spiritual snake oil at its worst.
According to Hindu, Buddhist and many other spiritual traditions, the human body consists not only of the physical self, but also of a network of subtle energies centered in various regions such as the heart, head and stomach. Although known by many names, these energy centers are most commonly called chakras, from the Hindu tradition. Alternative medicine practitioners claim that illness and emotional problems stem from blockages, or imbalances in the chakras, and that healing these blockages can improve the health of the body, mind and spirit.
Thrush is a yeast infection caused by the fungus Candida albicans. When you have taken oral antibiotics, it changes the chemical environment in the mouth, thus allowing for an overgrowth of yeast. A nursing mother can pass thrush on to her baby by breastfeeding if the mother has an oral or vaginal yeast infection. In babies, the mouth and diaper area can become infected with thrush. The good news about thrush, though, is that it can be easily treated naturally.
Adults around the world are expected to experience some form of pain at different points in their lifetime. While pain comes from a wide range of sources, such as inflammation in the joints or muscle pain from heavy lifting, it will sometimes last for several days, months or even years. Finding a solution to pain that is natural, effective and backed by scientific studies is easier than many individuals might expect.