Something I’ve been thinking about for a while is about alternate therapies, what they are, what they do, and accessing them.
I’m a bit of a muddle here, so bear with me.
In saying any of this, I’m not ignoring the wonders that are included in modern medicine. What I am interested in is the preventative, overall or holistic aspects to alternative therapies.
I take a “if it works for you, that’s great” approach to most things.
I just don’t like it when people think that because it worked for them, it MUST work for EVERYONE else. If you’ve ever had a short term (few months) illness or lived with a chronic disease, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
I wanted to go to the Mind Body Spirit expo in Brisbane, but in the end, it was just too woo-woo for me. I’m not comfortable with those levels of woo woo.
A lot of these things, especially on the ‘healing’ side of things… all come across as too clique. You have to 100% buy in to use them. You have to have a slavish devotion.
Now sure, that’s helpful if all they are are placebos. But is it?
Where is the line that accepts anything that makes you feel positive about yourself and relax is inherently a good thing? ‘
I don’t want to be sold to. I want to happen across it, be welcomed into it and be around people who are happy for me to take the parts of it I like and discard what I don’t want. And I don’t feel like it’s an area where I can “shop” without being sold to.
Do you access “alternate” therapies? Do you find alternate therapies have an invisible barrier at the door?