A Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Healing

For many years, eastern countries have been using alternative methods and medicines to treat illnesses. Recently, these practices have made their way over to the western world. These alternative healing methods include herbal remedies and the use of crystals.

As society has shifted focus to their health and well-being, so have the views on holistic medicine. Read on to learn more about alternative healing methods, and how they can help you.


In recent years, the use of crystals for healing has become very popular. The basis of crystal use has borrowed philosophies from Hinduism and Buddhism. We use them to promote a flow of good energy throughout the body and rid the mind and soul of negative energy for physical and emotional healing.

There is an array of crystals used for different healing, however, the two most popular are clear quartz and jasper stones. Clear quartz, known as the “master healer,” used to amplify your own energy by absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating it. As well, it is used to help the immune system and balance out your body.

Jasper stones are a smooth type of crystal known as “supreme nurturer.” This crystal empowers the soul and support you through stressful times, and withdraws toxins, and helps manage emotional triggers. Also, used to promote courage and confidence.

If you are only just starting on your natural wellness path, then these two crystals will be the best place for you to start.

Herbal Remedies

Another popular type of alternative medicine is herbal remedies. Many plants have healing properties you can use in different ways. It is always good practice to buy your herbs at a qualified store as they will know exactly what you need, how much you will need, and they also will have different strengths of concentrates in each plant.

Two popular types of herbal remedies include essential oils and herbal tea. Essential oils are extracts from the plant, distilled into a liquid which you will then inhale. Depending on the plant that you have chosen, or a mix of plants, essential oils can calm anxiety, help sleep problems, aid in digestion, and even help with focus.

Tinctures are herbal teas that have healing properties and use thicker, more dense leaves. Tinctures can help remedy problems that range from anemia to flu symptoms and everything in-between.

Alternative Healing

If you have been looking for natural health methods, and alternative healing to our western medicine, then hopefully you have learned a lot from this article. This guide has hit on two of the most popular healing remedies, however, there are many more types that you can also learn about, like reiki and mindfulness. Alternative healing is all about centering your chi, focusing on the flow of your energy, and ridding yourself of negative energies.

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