If you are searching for new ways to look at your health in 2021, consider exploring the possibilities that come with holistic practices. While modern medicine is definitely a necessary component of our society, taking a hybrid approach to health can be useful. That means putting any cynicism aside for a moment to appreciate a different way of seeing your mind, body, and soul. Below are three holistic practices that are becoming more popular in the 21st century.
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1. Chinese cupping therapy
Chinese cupping therapy is a component of massage that uses suction to draw blood to the surface of the skin. It can produce quite shocking-looking purple and red marks where the cups have been applied.
But, fear not; cupping is not particularly painful in practice. In fact, a cupping session can feel quite a relaxing one.
Why is cupping helpful? Chinese cupping therapy draws blood under the surface of the skin, which means that it brings oxygen and other helpful nutrients to painful or tense areas of muscle.
This activity can provide instant relief from knots, tensions, or inflexibility. Many modern massage therapists offer cupping as part of their services.
Even though the results look a little freaky, you could open up to a whole world of amazing muscular relaxation by trying cupping! It might be worth your time to try it.
2. More holistic practices: Iridology
If you’ve never heard of iridology, prepare to have your eyes opened. Yes, pun intended!
Iridology describes the practice of studying the iris of a person’s eye, and making observations about their health based on the analysis. While you might not believe in this practice, or at least not yet, it is a fascinating deep-dive into different beliefs and practices around the body.
Just like reflexology, iridology is said to determine patients’ susceptibility to certain diseases. It might be interesting to explore this form of alternative medicine if you are looking to deepen your understanding of holistic practices.
3. Healing crystals
Countless people use healing crystals to dispel negative energy from their lives. The belief is that crystals radiate positive healing energy from the earth, seeing as they come from deep in the earth.
When crystals are used correctly, users say, they bring the positive energy of the world into your life and body.
Different crystals have different meanings, according to those who believe in this practice. Some popular ones are:
- Amethysts radiate calming, tranquil energy to bring peace to your life
- Aquamarine is the stone of clarity; it is said to help you tackle the difficult things in life
- Citrine is a brightly-colored orange stone, meaning it has happiness and sunshine radiating from it
To cynics, healing crystals are pointless. However, many people find them spiritually and physically uplifting when using them with the right intentions.
Whether you are a certified cynic or a believer in spiritual and holistic healing practices, why not open yourself up to the possibility of holistic healing this year? You could discover a new hobby, practice, or belief that improves how you experience life.
Over to you: Questions on holistic practices
Do you believe in holistic methods for helping health-wise? Have you ever used any of the three examples on the list above? Share your thoughts and experiences below!