There are new methods of integrating your healthcare with healing practices, both traditional and innovative, that people are turning to these days to augment their basic health regimen.

So along with a healthy diet of fresh fruits and veggies, a consistent exercise routine and general attentiveness to your body’s needs, folks are experimenting with healing practices like never before.  Here are some of the latest healing trends that you should check out in order to find the right mix of holistic practices in your everyday life.

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1. Aromatherapy

It has been known for centuries that oils derived from certain plants have remarkable healing powers and that, when inhaled, can treat many different ailments and health issues.  This is now commonly known as Aromatherapy and is one of the most popular new therapeutic rediscoveries.

One of the earliest plant oils employed as a medicine was Eucalyptus oil.  It has been used for centuries as an antiseptic to treat minor cuts and wounds, insect bites, and skin infections, due to its antibacterial capabilities.  

It was subsequently discovered that the aroma from Eucalyptus oil was effective in treating respiratory disquiet such as asthma and sinusitis, especially when added to water used to make steam that was subsequently inhaled into the sufferer’s lungs.

The leaves of Kratom trees, common to Southeast Asia, have aromas that are said to produce a calm and serene feeling in agitated persons.  Along with relieving stress, this Kratom aroma also has an invigorating effect on many, along with relieving aches and pains.

2. Green Tea Remedies

Polyphenols are micronutrients that contain antioxidants in forms that are easily absorbed.  Due to the unique nature of their biological interface with our bodies, there are many potential health benefits from ingesting polyphenols.  These include aiding digestion, cardiovascular benefits and even treating diabetes.  

Green tea is packed with natural polyphenols, more than most other types of tea because it is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong, black and most other types of teas.  So no matter how you consume green tea, as either a traditionally brewed liquid, or as ice cream or even in maccha chocolate, the healing effect of this wonderful nutrient is present, active and continuing in all its different forms.

3. Halotherapy Total Salt Immersion

People with asthma, chronic sinus infections, have found a new healing method called Halotherapy.  This treatment takes place in a Himalayan salt room, where you are totally immersed in a concentrated, sodium chloride, aerosol environment.  The air in this room is so thick with salt that there is normally about a 2-inch thick layer of fine salt on the floor.

The walls of the room are covered with a veneer of a very special sort of pink granite, only found in Tibet, which interacts with the salt environment as you lay down, as quietly and calmly as possible.  This interaction is key to activating certain elements in your lungs and breathing passages that promote anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory responses.

4. Infrasonic Sound Healing

Many of us suffer from adrenal fatigue, which causes blockage of hormones and neurotransmitters necessary to maintain our body’s chemical balance due to the anxieties we all have to deal with every day.  This can result in symptoms like exhaustion, weakened immunity, sleep disturbances, and frantic food cravings.

Infrasonic sound healing is a new wellness therapy that encourages reconstruction of these crucial human cells.  The therapy takes place in a darkened room.  Very high fidelity headphones are placed over the ears.  You don’t necessarily hear, but rather feel, a deep drone that slowly increases in intensity.  The mattress subtly begins vibrating, in sync with the headphone volume.

Patients usually fall asleep and then enter a parasympathetic state in which the body is coaxed into resetting its biorhythms, as the infrasonic healing program senses and delivers different vibrations to retune your consciousness into a harmonious state.

5. Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna

This healing method is like other sauna wellness therapies but with one important difference - instead of electric coils, infrared light is used as the source of heat.  The temperature is very gently raised up to 158° Fahrenheit.  

Because of infrared’s unique characteristic of warming you internally, the heat doesn’t feel nearly as intense.  You can last much longer in this high temperature because the nerve sensors in your skin do not respond as quickly to infrared heat and, therefore, the healing properties from the warmth can act for a much longer, and effective, time.