Many people are interested in avoiding pharmaceuticals, this is for health and other reasons, such as the strong and detrimental side effects associated with these medications. Luckily, there are alternatives. These include valerian root, passion flower, tea tree oil, tai chi, and probiotics.
Many people have trouble sleeping and want a cure for their insomnia and restless nights. While most prescriptions are loaded with dangerous and disturbing side effects, valerian root is by comparison very safe. Valerian root is a natural sleep aide that can be taken as a supplement or in tea. Many people find quick relief and are able to fall into a peaceful sleep.
Anxiety is a very common ailment that can have major effects on your life. People seeking relief often end up looking at strong prescriptions that can become addictive. Passion Flower is a natural anti-anxiety supplement. In a blind study, participants reported just as much relief from their anxiety when taking passion flower as they did on a common prescription medication.
Tea Tree Oil
Cuts, scrapes, bug bites, and other injuries can become infected if not treated properly. Instead of rushing to the doctor and getting prescription anti-biotic ointment and creams, consider using tea tree oil. This is an anti-biotic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal treatment. It is also very strong, usually just one or two drops are all you need for effective treatment.
When it comes to pain management, most people first think to reach for some strong pain medication. However, prescription pain medications are not meant to be used long term. This is due to the side effects and addictive nature of the medication. Tai Chi was first developed in China as a way to help monks relieve pain from arthritis while gaining flexibility, balance, and strength. However, many rehabilitation centers recommend practicing tai chi and that it is a safe and natural way to help manage and control pain. Researchers also found that it helps reduce anxiety and depression. Because it lowers blood pressure, people report feeling more relaxed and less stressed at the end of their sessions.
These are live bacteria found in the human stomach that help aide in digestion. They are also found in foods like yogurt and in supplements. They are effective for antibiotic associated diarrhea. They can also be used preventively to help boost the immune system. Bacteria and other illnesses have a harder time thriving in your body when your probiotics are balanced. Probiotics also help prevent illness by creating bacterins, which stop the growth of harmful bacteria.
You do not need to rely on strong prescription medications in order to be healthy. There are alternatives available that are just as effective, but without the harmful side effects
Informational credit to California Rehabilitation and Pain Management.