An increasing number of people are looking for Alternative Medicine to treat their medical issues. The non-invasive techniques and the use of natural products instead of pharmaceutical ones appeals to those who have grown tired of being treated with Western Medicine.
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Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine in which the therapist applies pressure to specific points of the feet, hands or ears. It is believed that the points correspond to different organs and systems which, when pressed, have beneficial effects on the organs and the patient’s general health.
Reflexology is not a form of diagnosis, but a form of treatment for a series of problems such as anxiety, joint pain, infertility, sleep problems, circulatory problems, hormonal imbalances, irregular blood pressure and digestive problems. Reflexology can also be used to treat emotional problems. It reduces the symptoms of depression, relieves stress, calms anger, frustration and impatience.
Related article: Alternative Therapies: Reflexology
Shiatsu is a form of alternative medicine that was created in China, practiced as part of the traditional Chinese medicine. This is a technique in which the therapist uses touch, pressure and body manipulation to adjust the physical structure and balance the energy flow. This influences not only the physical body but also the psychological, emotional and spiritual parts of the patient. The main objective of Shiatsu is to support and strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself.
Some of the main benefits of Shiatsu massages are: stress relief, ligament stretching, immune system boosting, lymph energizing and a better blood flow. Shiatsu can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as back problems, sinus headaches, insomnia/sleep disorders, sports injuries, constipation, premenstrual syndrome, fatigue, depression, anxiety, arthritis, shoulder and neck pain.
You can try Shiatsu at Zenit Shiatsu, Shiatsu Vila Olimpica.
In this form of alternative medicine, the therapist pierces the skin with very thin needles in strategic points of the body, which stimulates nerves, muscles and tissues.
Acupuncture is an effective way to produce relief from several forms of pain: toothache, menstrual cramps, headache, back pain, etc. It is also used to reduce stress, anxiety and other symptoms of depression through relaxation and the puncturing of points that stimulate the production of both endorphin and serotonin.
Try acupuncture at Acunpuntura Barcelona, Acupuntura Legorburu, Acupuntura BCN, Guang An Men, Shen Dao, Acumedic.
Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that manipulates the body in order to treat several health problems. The biggest benefit osteopathy can offer is that in many cases it can solve the patient’s problem, avoiding a trip to the operation room.
Osteopathy can be used to treat problems like headaches, migraines, scoliosis, hernias, stress, PMS, carpal tunnel syndrome, glaucoma, breathing problems, lumbago, sciatica, and a number of problems that arise after falls, fractures, surgery or car accidents.
There are several establishments that offer osteopathic treatments in Barcelona, like Goksalut, Motec, and Clínica d’Osteopatia de Barcelona.