Lessons From The East: The Benefits Of Natural Health Care

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Lessons From The East: The Benefits Of Natural Health Care

Welcome. I hope you are in the best of health as you read this blog. If not, perhaps there will be some ideas on these pages to help with your ailments. A decade ago, I was deemed healthy by my GP, but constantly suffered from various unidentified aches, pains and illnesses. It was after I started living in China that my general well-being improved. I started using a range of natural health care measures used by the locals. Massage, herbal medicines, specific exercises and a holistic eating plan saw me reach the peak of my fitness. Years later, I am still reaping the benefits of following a natural health care regimen which is preventative rather than reactive. I hope that my blog inspires you to explore at least some of the alternatives out there. Try natural and stay healthy!


Four Natural Tricks For Mental Wellness

Even if you don't have a diagnosable mental health condition, it's perfectly normal to feel that your mental health isn't ideal from time to time. Thankfully, there are plenty of natural remedies you can use to promote mental wellbeing without the need for medical intervention!

Get Back To Basics

Make sure you have the basics in place before you worry about anything more complicated: get at least seven hours sleep a night, drink plenty of water and eat some fresh fruit and veg, and get outdoors for a brisk walk in the daylight at least three times a week. These habits are your basic framework for good mental health and overall wellbeing, and anyone who neglects them will feel the negative effects more quickly than they might imagine.

Try St John's Wort

St John's Wort is nature's antidepressant; a natural, herbal, over the counter remedy that can help you feel a little brighter on a daily basis. It's important to speak to your doctor before taking it, however, as it's not compatible with prescribed antidepressants and can interact with other medications in ways you may not have intended.

Explore Herbal Teas

There are plenty of herbal infusions that can help you out in your daily life. Green tea is a gentle alternative to black tea or coffee while still containing caffeine; chamomile is a great choice for people who suffer with anxiety as it has a strong calming effect; valerian is a brilliant way to calm down of an evening if you have trouble sleeping at night. Explore the herbal tea section of your local supermarket to find the right brew for you!

Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Your mind is a powerful tool, and the way you think has a huge effect on the way you feel. You can harness this power for the better by practicing meditation. It's not difficult--you can learn to meditate in only ten minutes a day! Try installing a guided meditation app on your smartphone to help you get started. There are plenty of great options, and many of them are either completely free or offer a free trial period to help you decide if it's the right app for you.

A parting note: If you find that you've tried these things and they aren't working out, it's a good idea to speak to both a qualified naturopath and your doctor for more support and information.