While most of us will head for the drug store or the doctor's office when we get sick, there are some who prefer to stay away from traditional medications as much as possible. For example, you might be someone who is worried what will happen if you take pills as anxiety treatment. There are many alternatives the people still turn to when they don't want to resort to different drugs. Here are some of the options that you might want to try.

Acupuncture and massage. One of the leading causes of illnesses and injuries is stress. This could be referring to physical stresses that we put on our bodies or emotional stresses that somehow weaken our immune systems. If you're trying to reduce the amount of stress that your body is being exposed to than you might want to think about booking a session for acupuncture or get a massage. A masseuse could help you relax your entire body or a spa clinic could target one section of your body that is causing you issues.

There are many different treatments that are offered to people who may not be able to be helped by traditional medicine as well. You might find that you need hyperbaric therapy or physiotherapy instead of taking painkillers or being required to stay in the hospital. Some of these treatments also require you to take medication but many of them have alternative ways for your body to heal without the help of drugs and chemical compounds.

If you've ever been to a health food store or gone down the vitamin aisle of your local drug store than you have seen how many natural remedies are now being used to help with all sorts of health concerns. If you are recovering from surgery than there may be something to help you with the pain. There are also those that help to prevent illness or injury by taking a daily dose of supplements. You can buy various vitamins as well as extract from plants, for example.

Sometimes curing yourself of a health issue will take more than just popping some pills for a week or booking one session with a specialist. At times, the best thing that you can do is make a lifestyle change. This might mean changing your diet instead of going on medication for high cholesterol. Or it could mean making a weekly appointment at a day spa that will hopefully translate to a less stressful life and less strain on your heart and other vital organs. Making a permanent change towards a healthier life is usually the best possible solution.

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