Guest Post: 5 Top Healing Therapies in the 2020’s

5 Top Healing Therapies in the 2020’s

Millions of people use complementary therapies to help with various health issues as an alternative and supplement to traditional treatments recommended by doctors or professionals for both physical and mental ailments. Currently, the following emerge as the top five complementary therapies to consider if you’re looking for holistic ways to supplement your traditional medical treatments.

















  1. CBD

CBD therapy according to a 5,000-person survey, more than 60% of CBD users were using it to treat anxiety. Does it help?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is extracted from the cannabis plant. It has become a popular complementary therapy for various conditions in recent years. Many people use CBD oil to help with health issues such as pain management, inflammation reduction, anxiety & stress, and sleep disorders. CBD is also known for its role in treating several health issues other than those mentioned.

Research indicates that CBD can provide these respective health benefits:

  • Possible sleep improvement: Research suggests that CBD may help people with certain sleep disorders- sleep better, but more research is needed.
  • Cure of addiction: CBD is effective in treating depression, stress, and anxiety in people addicted to drugs like heroin.
  • Antipsychotic properties: CBD may benefit people with schizophrenia and other mental health conditions by reducing psychotic symptoms, according to research. (NB.: Please don’t give up psychiatric medicine, or any other medication, without appropriate supervision from your provider.)
  1. TCM, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi is the energy that moves through the body. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that qi disruptions cause imbalances in the body’s energy, leading to illness. Some forms of acupuncture use needles to stimulate acupuncture points (acupoints) all over the body to rebalance qi. Hundreds of acupoints are found all over the body along 14 major meridians, also known as energy-carrying channels.

Acupuncture helps us to:

  • React to a disease or symptom by activating the body’s existing systems.
  • Restore body balance.
  • Produce natural chemicals such as endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and neurotransmitters, which regulate nerve impulses.

Both Western and Chinese alternative modalities engage herbal remedies as an alternative to drugs. Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine are two additional methods that use natural remedies chosen to suit the patient’s individual needs to restore balance and stimulate healing.

Herbal medicine aims to restore your body’s ability to, regulate, protect and heal itself using a whole-body approach that includes your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

  1. Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a holistic medicine that employs specially prepared, highly diluted substances to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms, primarily in pellet form. A Homeopath will prescribe medicines based on the patient’s specific set of symptoms and how they experience them, as well as their overall level of health, including mood and attitude (mental and emotional symptoms) which are given priority ranking even over physical symptoms.

Whereas in Western/Allopathic medicine, doctors treat disease, in Homeopathy it is the individual who is treated, in accordance with her particular symptoms and constitution. Another difference is that Homeopathy uses the principle of “like cures like.” For example, excessive coffee consumption can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so it may be used to treat people who suffer from sleeplessness and agitation.

In this age of Energy Healing, Homeopathy is of extraordinary interest. A Homeopathic remedy has virtually no substance in it – the pellet is impregnated with the energy of the remedy. Not only that, the greater the dilution, the stronger the remedy, and the stronger the energetic imprint. In other words, as the amount of substance is decreased, the more the remedy is strengthened. when made into a homeopathic medicine.

A Homeopathic remedy is made via dilution and mechanical “shaking” called potentisation. This is a technical process requiring expertise and equipment and is not replicated by just taking a “small dose” of a substance.

  1. Reflexology

Reflexology, like most holistic therapies, can help to reduce tension, ease anxiety, and aid relaxation. Reflexology is typically used to target specific issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestion issues, backache and headaches, topical pain, migraines, asthma, and respiratory issues, menopausal symptoms, and hormonal imbalances.

Because reflexology is generally very safe, even for people with serious health conditions (please consult your doctor before receiving treatment), it is no surprise that it is one of the most popular holistic therapies.

  1. Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing has been steadily gaining in popularity since the latter half of the 20th century. It seems that in the same way as the plant kingdom gives us medicine in the form of herbs, the mineral kingdom can give us medicine in the form of crystals. Not much formal research, with peer review, has been done on Crystal Healing but the employment of crystals in modern life, especially our technology, is all-pervasive. So much so, that we can safely say that we live in the Age of Crystals.

Crystals are used in computers, cell phones, and watches for example and in a medical application, they are used in pacemakers. Not only that, did you know that Titanium is the most bio-compatible mineral of all and is also used in numerous ways in medicine? Heart valve and joint replacement prostheses use Titanium, for example. Medical lasers, invented in the 1960’s, uses Rubies to make them work. In this context, it makes sense to investigate the healing power of crystals.

One such pioneer can be found here, where Vivien Schapera has spent 25 years of research and 7 years of documentation, compiling systematic, repeatable methods for accessing the profound healing dynamics of the mineral kingdom.

In Conclusion

When choosing supplementary and alternative care remember this: Just because someone has certification, doesn’t make them a good provider appropriate to your needs. In Western Medicine, we have become aware of medical malpractice, and in supplementary care it is also necessary to watch out for quackery. When choosing your alternative care provider, choose someone with professional qualifications, experience and a good manner. Just because someone is “alternative” in their thinking does not automatically make them good.

Written by John Adams of and

Edited by Vivien Schapera of
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