Are you tired of giving syrups and tonics to alleviate recurrent cold symptoms in your kids?
Do you suffer from frequent headaches?
Are you looking for safe and effective remedies for your common ailments?
If the answer to any of the above is yes’, maybe it’s time you try natural therapies to build immunity against recurrent common infections.
In recent times, alternative and natural medicine is becoming popular for treatment of many common ailments.
Neck and Back Pain
We have all had back pain at one time or another, due to sitting on computer for long hours, poor posture, and after a vigorous workout. Most people try to live with chronic muscle stiffness and dull pain. But, they do not realize that there are several natural remedies by which you can relax the muscle and get rid of muscle tension forever.
Neck and back exercises are the best ways to relieve pain and prevent muscle stiffness. Gentle neck exercises work by increasing the strength and flexibility of neck muscles. Core exercises strengthen back muscles. Some of the common exercises that help in healing muscle strain are head rotation, stretching and chin nod. (1)
Apart from that, gentle neck and back massage using essential oils also offer temporary relief. Massage improves circulation of blood to the muscle fibers, thereby improving nutrient and oxygen flow to the strained muscle fibers. You can use essential oils like rosemary or olive oil, which are anti-inflammatory in nature.
Recurrent cold and cough is the commonest viral infection that not just affects children but also adults. Children are more susceptible to recurrent infections as their immunity is still less as compared to adults.
Frequent use of conventional medications for treating recurrent cold infections can affect proper growth and development of your child.
Homeopathy is safe and gentle for kids. Homeopathic medicines not just provide symptomatic relief from cold and cough, but also improves immunity so as to prevent frequency and intensity of infections in your child.
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed by taking into consideration, the mental and physical aspects of the patient, the acute symptoms etc. (2)
Some of the commonly used medicines for cold and cough are Arsenic alb, Aconite, Rhus Tox, Pulsatilla etc. Consult your homeopathic physician before taking any of these medicines.
Having dandruff can be quite frustrating, messy and unsightly. Constantly scratching your scaly, itchy scalp or dusting off flaky scales can be frustrating, especially in social situations.
There are several internal and external factors that trigger the problem of dandruff. These include genetic factors, imbalance in hormones, imbalanced diet, overuse of hair colors and sprays.
Natural herbs, oils and certain kitchen products act as great solutions to dandruff problem. They have natural anti-fungal, antibacterial, soothing and moisturizing properties that not only remove those dry, flaky scales but also replenish your scalp with essential natural oils. Honey, tea tree oil, lemon and coconut oil are effective dandruff home remedies. (3)
Homeopathy is also effective in getting rid of dandruff. These medicines alter the activity and slows down the multiplication of scalp cells. Some of the common remedies for dandruff are graphites, phosphorus and sulphur.
Today’s fast food culture and sedentary lifestyle has taken a toll on our digestive health, and the result is several stomach related problems, including acidity, boated stomach, constipation etc. Bloating of stomach is accompanied by other symptoms such as flatulence (passage of gas), pain in the abdomen and belching or eructations.
Some of the homeopathic remedies for improving digestive health are Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, China and Lycopodium.
Joint pain affects several people all across the world. Joint pain can be due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or gout.
Whatever is the type of arthritis, herbs and home remedies are effective in relieving the pain and inflammation.
Some of the commonly used remedies for joint pain are ginger, turmeric and bromelain. Ginger contains gingerol, which possess strong anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain is found in pineapple juice, and is effective in relieving stiffness and swelling around the joint. Lemon juice and honey mixture also works well to relieve joint pain. Drinking solution of sesame seeds helps preventing frequent inflammation and joint pains and are considered as best home remedies for arthritis. Another remedy that helps in muscle and ligament strengthening is banana. They also provide grease to the joints, which helps in smooth movements.
The above mentioned natural health remedies are safe, effective and gentle to use. Made from natural herbs or other substances, they are free from any additives or synthetic compounds, thus making them safe for kids and elderly people.
However, if you are on any existing medications, consult your health practitioner before taking herbal or homeopathic medicines.
About the Author
Sam Billings writes about natural health matters for many leading alternative medicine and natural health sites around the web. He also runs a popular natural health and home remedies website where you can find more of his work.