The Alternative Healing Practices That Have Gone Mainstream

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There is no denying that healthcare and healing is a massive industry. But when we are on the lookout to finding the rights practices to look after our health, we can tend to go for a lot of alternative healing practices. But the big thing is now, that so many of these so-called alternative practices are now going mainstream in a big way. So, with this in mind, what are some of the practices that were deemed alternative a few years ago, but are now mainstream?

Crystal Therapy
Crystal therapy was most definitely viewed as an alternative, and possibly ineffective approach to healing. But because there are so many different types of crystals out there that possess so many different energies, not to mention the fact that you can take courses in healing therapy, healing crystals have been shown to be one of the most alternative trends that are making its way into the mainstream. A lot of people make may look at crystal therapy with a raised eyebrow, but with regards to healing in terms of natural energies, your Qi, and so forth, crystal therapy and crystal healing have been shown to be part of that arena.

Acupuncture has gone so mainstream that you can get it as part of your medical treatment. Acupuncture is one of those practices that focuses on energy. The fact of the matter is that if there is a blockage, this can be the reason that you are not functioning at your best. Acupuncture takes the idea that your blockage can be fixed, so you can function better.

Herbal Medicine
While there’s plenty of  nutritional supplements out there that can help people to live a more fruitful life, herbal medicine is on the up. Because herbs are part of nature, this is is an important component to bear in mind. Herbal medicine can seem a little bit on the strange side, but when you start to think about the benefits of as well as numerous stories from the ancient Greeks using herbs for specific ailments, it’s a practice that is certainly worth trying out.

Biofeedback is all about harnessing the power of your mind to control various ailments. Biofeedback comes in so many different forms, whether you want to improve your focus, be more intelligent, or just work better. But also, biofeedback is being used in the medical industry for various physical ailments. The fact of the matter is that it’s all to do with the old expression “mind over matter.” And this is something that is happening more these days. When we talk about issues that are psychosomatic, and that a positive mindset can fix them we have to remember the importance of using our brain to overcome certain problems. Biofeedback merely amplifies it.

These alternative practices are going mainstream, and if you are looking for a way to live a healthier life, or you feel that traditional medicine is not helping you with your specific problem, it’s certainly worth going alternative!


Saman is quintessential Dubai -- of Pakistani heritage, brought up in the US and settled in cosmopolitan downtown Dubai. She attended fashion school in NY after which she pursued successful careers in fashion merchandising and marketing. Saman is now telling stories about trend setters and innovators in the fashion, art and design world. These stories talk about, the source of their creativity – what lies beneath, what is the source of their creativity, drive, passion, inspiration and secrets. She wants to search for creative people and tell the story of their creative journey, whether in fashion, art or design. She hopes readers of Social Magazine Dubai will be inspired and feel a connection with Dubai lifestyle, fashion, art, design and culture.

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