Alternative Therapies

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.

Alternative Therapies

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?

8 Replies to “Alternative Therapies”

  1. I totally agree with you. If something is going to work for you then it will just happen, if you have to be ‘convinced’ into thinking something will work, then I believe it’s not right for you.
    I’m not into a whole lot of woo woo either.
    Have a great week x

    1. I think that’s it, the convincing part. You usually know if something will work for you or not straight away.

  2. I have to say that I think there’s merit in Chinese medicine, herbs and acupuncture, it’s been around for centuries… but you have to be comfortable with what you do!

    1. I think there’s a great deal of merit in the older types of alternative therapies, especially if they have been practiced the same way for a long time. That’s usually been the founding ideas of modern medicine, so there is definitely something to it.

  3. I’m not into the woo woo alternate therapies but my dad has had good experience with some sort of magnetic therapy for his knees and hip with arthritis. I’m happy to try an alternate therapy if I need to but so far I haven’t needed to.

    1. I guess the hard part is knowing when an alternate therapy is worth it! And it’s usually when main things have failed that you want alternatives.

  4. I’ve never tried alternative therapies, but I’m a bit skeptical about that kind of thing. I say if it works for you, give it a shot though.

    1. I think that’s the key word – I’m a bit too skeptical for most of this.

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