What kind of alternative medicine do you swear by?
Chronic Generalized pain
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Low Back Pain
Diabetes Type 2 (T2D)
Esophagitis-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Soft Tissue Cancer
Nausea and Vomiting
Apple cider vinegar for throat problems 110%
yessssss, I had uvulitis and the only thing that brought relief and some natural healing was acv mixed with sea salt gargles. ginger for throat problems too. amazing
good to drink it with a straw because it's really bad for your teeth
ACV is the only thing that gets rid of sinus infections when I get them. Antibiotics don't do crap.
i use acv and garlic capsules for sinus infections.
I've been taking 5-htp for awhile and it seems to be great if you don't over medicate.
Does 5-HTP ever make you feel funny? I've been taking it at night...
Hey I saw u posted this comment 4 months ago, did u switch to taking it in the morning or still at night, also how had it been going for u I just started taking it I haven’t been keepin up with it well tho
L-theanine and CBD hemp oil pills help with sleep
where can i get the cbd hemp oil pills
usually Amazon comes in clutch
Acupuncture! Once a week, I go to, strengthen my immune system and raise my energy levels!
I’ve never tried acupuncture but I do love when my physical therapist does deep tissue massage and I can’t remember what he calls the other one it really helps me get relief with my legs, hip and back pain.
the machine is called a tens machine they do help
how long have you been doing it?
hi. I have been thinking maybe acupuncture wouldn't be so bad. I have major problems with my neck and neck. I'm going to try it. Does it really hurt??
it doesn't hurt. It's just a little prick. The needles are so small. The relief is worth it. You'll feel it instantly.
can you get that for a tbi
what she said
I support this
I wish I had that option
that is my go to as well
Twina is amazing!
can I ask what Twina is?
Surprisingly, I discovered the best alternative medicine for my migraine in this app! Someone here suggested to rub an ice cube on the temporal forehead during migraine, and it really works!
yes!!! i love ice during migraines
I've never thought of doing that before but I do have a cold face mask that I use sometimes when I get a migraine
Acupuncture helped a lot with my pain. I was very skeptical of basically every kind of medicine which isn’t mainstream or western, but it turned out to be a life saver
Medical marijuana 🙌
that's my go too as well
LDN—low-dose naltrexone, massage therapy, chiropractic, alpha lipoic acid, anti-inflammatory diet
Absolutely...My life has changed since I've done this.. went of all my meds but 1. Lost weight and have hope for the first time in many years.
I tried LDN and felt horrible. I wasn’t in a place to where I could feel that bad so I stopped. I’ve thought about trying again now that I have more control over my schedule. How long did it take you either to get over the initial symptoms if you had any and/or to feel improvement from LDN?
my Dr just rx low dose naltrexone, haven't started yet cuz my pharmacy doesn't compound. But it's good to know it's working for you
Belmar pharmacy in Denver compounds LDN if you’re looking for a place to get it. My specialist prescribed mine there because it’s the cheapest for my insurance, then they just ship it to me 👍
nah fam, that is not good for you to ingest, or whatever
Chiropractic, bioresonance, and essential oils.
Medical MJ for pain.
For period cramps/health (because I have endometriosis: a blend of raspberry leaf, dandelion root, chamomile, lavender, ginger, turmeric tea. 🍵
We totally underestimate the power of plants
I also just started chiropractic care
Pelvic floor physical therapy also changed my life. Most women have stress on their pelvic floor.
I have gotten the most relief from Fibro with CBD oil and an all natural product call Fibro-Response by Source Naturals. No pharmaceutical has given me more relief.
Kratom for pain.
I have been looking into this, how do you use it? How has it helped? Where do you get it from a reputable source?
u can either drink it or take in capsules or there’s tea whichhh I don’t recommend drinking it cus it is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever tasted so go with the capsules,, also I have found one rlly reliable website they have teas and capsules it’s called top tree herbs
Accupunture once a week for my chronic pain
CBD oils, Lavender, and RestEz for insomnia.
Also my TENS Unit is a life saver.
Medical marijuana and chiropractic care
Marijuana nightly, massage therapy, epsom salt floats, meditation, cutting out stress from my life when I can.
CBD ointment roll-on, CBD oil vape, and regular weed (mostly indica, saliva winds me up) all help either decreasing the pain or I'm basically stoned 24/7 and I'm not thinking about the pain.
when I was living in Maine that's what I was doing. If I wasn't getting actually pain relief I was stoned and didn't care
Omega 3 fish oil has made it so much easier for me to function mentally. I have mast cell and am going to get tested for being bipolar. I can actually think. It's great
how do u take it? Like is it a pill form? What mg? And what brand do u use? I overdosed nine months ago and my mental is horrible, anything that can help restore my brain to the way it was would be great
Ashwaghanda, red ginseng, vitamin b complex, vitamin d, tulsi, kava kava root, lions mane mushrooms, cordecepts mushrooms, reishi mushrooms, lavender, mugwort, jasmine. Essential oils and herbs in general. Also I swear by crystal healing. My crystals make me so happy!
what is crystal healing? How do u do it and where do u get the stuff to do it?
kratom! Red strains being the best for pain and anxiety
what is kratom?? Where do u get it and how do u use it?
it’s a dried herb u can drink it or take capsules I recommend capsules cus it tastes horrid, but I found a good website called top tree herbs
Medical Marijuana/CBD has been really life changing for me! If only insurance covered it though cuz it is expensive
great idea!!! This is next level hopefully! What do we have to do to get insurance to cover it faster? Petition?
first I have to get Kansas to legalize it! Still can't use it even medicinally. Sucks!
Omega 3 fish oil for certain adhd symptoms, peppermint essential oil for migraines, & coconut oil for oral & skin health
what brand coconut oil do u use? How do u use it? Does it help with wrinkles?
I do Cinnamon for my diabetes and I use essential oils.
O like the delta 8 hybrid pens for my mental health issues
what is a delta 8 hybrid pen??
that causes my meds to build up in my system & I become psychotic... No med interaction issues w weed tho 🤗
weed isn't legal everywhere. The Delta 8 pens are more accessible and a safer option legally for many people. Additionally there just aren't any studies backing up your claim. A small number of THC pens were linked, years ago, to popcorn lung issues. That was caused by very specific ingredients that have since been banned. No such studies for the Delta 8 pens have been conducted to my knowledge. Im a mother and my husband has a government contract job. Being in possession of marijuana is too high risk for our family despite having a perscription for it where I lived before. But the Delta 8 pen I can purchase totally legally from the convenience store down the street and it provides very similar relief with none of the risk of legal ramifications.
I agree with you that marijuana in its natural form has no known side effects and much higher efficacy, but its simply not an option for everyone. Please don't join the smear campaign against Delta 8 without really understanding it. Its the only alternative for some of us and has brought a significant deal of relief to my pain over the last couple years. I can continue functioning on my bad PCOS/adenomyosis flair up days because of the pain relief Delta 8 has given me.
This is quite literally impossible.
Delta 8 IS weed.
Marijuana contains 10 levels of THC known as "deltas". The level you typically find in medical grade is Delta 9, which is what the marijuana laws restrict.
Delta 8 THC is just low enough to be legal but high enough to feel almost indistinguishable from Delta 9 and up.
The claim you're making that you get med interactions from Delta 8 isn't even arguably false, it is 100% false.
Delta 8 is simply a different strength level of THC.
It's definitely not for everyone, but don't spread misinformation just because you don't like how it makes you feel.
Make yourself some catnip tea it sounds crazy but it has a relaxing effect similar to marijuana and in turn it alleviates some inflammation and so some pain also goes too it's not like knock your pain out and gone but if you don't have a medical card for marijuana and don't wanna break any laws that may or may not be present where you are from then it's an alternative hope it helps you out
I don't if it worked, it wouldn't be alt medicine, it would just be called medicine. Evidence based only for me. #Science
different things work for everyone, and some things considered by some to be in the alt medicine category are actually backed by multiple studies. :) like Sweet Mary Jane
sometimes there just isnt enough motivation to do studies. Who does studies to determine the efficacy of different medicines? Largely, pharmaceutical companies. Now if Im a pharma company, what am I going to do if I discover that dandelion tea has promising anti inflammatory properties? Make a pill from it that I can sell and never tell people where I got that property in my pill from.
Every pharmaceutical drug is made and derived from plants, minerals, animals, and other things found in the natural world.
Alt medicine is about finding the plants/minerals/etc that pharmaceutical medications are derived from and using them in their unprocessed state. Its like eating whole foods instead of processed foods. The pill is more pure and therefore, often more effective because of its processing, but the natural stuff still has value, especially when you are unable to afford the pills, but you can go to a field down the street and pick a bunch of dandelions.
I would NEVER advocate a person use alt medicine in place of medicine that is backed by peer review and well conducted scientific study. Ever. Science first. BUT As a person with pretty severe chronic pain, I can speak confidently that many "alt medicines" DO have value.
Marijuana- good for pain, insomnia, nausea, appetite stimulation, stress, and a myriad of other stuff. Best jack of all trades medicine on Earth. This is the hill I die on.
Hot epsom salt bath- good for its anti inflammatory and muscle relaxing properties.
Ginger root- the number 1 prescribed anti nausea in recorded history. Also, I can't remember for sure, fact check me, but I *think* has anti inflammatory properties as well. People have been using ginger as medicine forever.
Verified treatments from qualified medical professionals will always take priority for me too. But please don't completely dismiss the medicines found in their natural and unprocessed forms. Sometimes they're the only medicines people have access to because they can be found or grown in your own backyard. Pills are expensive.
I wouldn't say it's alt med. But diet is very important. Look at what your disease does. Not symptoms but if it releases anything. Like my mast cell releases a lot of things in masses. I've noticed I feel a lot better after I introduced pineapple and dark chocolate because they have natural inhibitors. (I do take medication. A lot. But they only do so much.) Foods can also help your meds work better. But ask your doctor. I know many people can't eat things like grapefruit with their medication. So be careful.
Despensary weed and cbd oil
100% sativa cannabis for ADD Primarily Inattentive.
Chiropractor. Massage. Acupuncture. CBD. Essential oils diffused, baths, etc. Herbs in food and teas. Anti inflammatory diet. Detox baths (use Indian Clay it’s Calcium Bentonite Clay which draws out toxins. Get the brand Aztec Secret). Liposomal Glutathione. TRS spray!
Cbd, Ashwaganda, nettle tea, skull cap tea, lions mane mushroom powder, mushroom supplements, ginkgo, Epsom soaks
Marijuana helps so much.
Acupuncture! Weed and crystals
Mushroom microdosing saved my life. The blend I take includes lions mane, chaga, reishi, ashgawanda, turkey tail, niacin, and a subperceptual amount of 💫 mushrooms 💫. Cannot recommend it enough. Mush love. 💕
chaga is so good for inflammation
what is Chaga??
what is it called?
Chiro, essential oils, fascia rolling
medical marijuana it helps with a lot of my issues:)
Cannabis, lions mane, reshi, ashwaganda, dandelion root, echinacea, essential oils and massage.
Valerian root tea for sleep, it knocks me right out.
Electric heated neck wrap and peppermint massage oil for neck and shoulder pain, it also helps me relieve tension and fall asleep.
I used to use valerian capsules for sleep, as I got older it didn't work anymore even when I doubled the dose
KRATOM definitely pain relieving
ur the second person I've seen comment kratom... What is it??
it's a legal plant that has opioid like properties. You can buy the capsules at most cornerstores and bars at least where I'm from you can.
just be aware of Kratom & it’s ability to become addicting. It attaches to the same receptors as opiates/opioids, & thus can be abused. This also means that the more you take, the more tolerance you build, you have to take more, & so forth. I have heard good things about what it can do for people— pain, addiction, etc. Just be sure to do your diligent research, as with anything :)
How do I drink the apple cider vinegar and what kind of throat problems
Look online for a free recipe book.
cbd for anxiety and epilepsy
Cannabis for sure.
Lions mane mushroom tincture. And cannabis
CBD Oil 2400 dropper full a day and sometimes more if I’m really hurting. I wish I lived in a state where it was legal.
My neurologist said to use medical marijuana.
You need to have a doctor to ok it.
Find a dispensary and they have different thing for different problems.
Acupuncture and methyl folate
I spend most of my day being just high enough to function but not enough to sleep (also I don't drive due to seizures) weed gives me to artificial energy to get done what needs to get done then I can crash and the weed ebs the pain
Whatever works 😁👍
microdosing weed. cbd balm. massage therapy. light therapy
medical marijuana, massage, chiropractic care
Cbd, not just like edibles but like using soaps and lotions with it. As long as your cbd has no thc you don’t get ‘high’ and you should pass drug tests. If it’s legal for you to use go for it! I personally like edibles (it’s just safer than smoking and you still get the benefits). I don’t agree with daily use (even tho let’s be honest sometimes we feel like we need that 😅) cbd has helped me with pain, depression, anxiety, and more. I didn’t realize how many muscles I tense up until cbd helped me loosen them.
been trying to figure out how to get my hands on them
idk if vitamins and supplements count but here’s a few: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Fiber, Ginger tea, Rasberry tea, Lemongrass tea, and Chamomile tea
also heated abdominal massager
Eating healthy! Staying away from sugar and inflammatory foods.
How much L-Theonine
CBD CBD CBD !!!!!
Yoga, meditation, heat, marijuana
Naps, hydration, and cutting ppl off
Acupressure AKA shiatsu massage. Shiatsu self-defense as well
Marijuana and delta8 vape cartridge.
ur the second person that has said something about delta 8 vape ... What is it?
asmr is really helpful for my mind to relax or to fall asleep! not necessarily meds though haha
1) Hydration 2) Sleep 3) Dancing 4) Adequate poops
It’s impossible for to sleep when im in pain
Marijuana. CBD. Delta-8. Accupressure Mat. ❤️❤️❤️
I can’t do mariguana not do I want to
Same. My job is completely against it
For anxiety and mood balance- Ashwagandha.
Probiotics for several things. Gut health can affect so much in physical and mental health.
I should add mediation, or other forms of awareness and mindfulness.
Liquid vitamin D & B12
chiropractics, massage therapy, a diet full of veggies & fruits, cbd lotion & oils, vitamins & supplements, cold/hot packs, yoga, LOTS OF WATER... i could go on forever!!!!
Acupuncture for most everything. Apple cider vinegar for my acid reflux . Medical marijuana for insomnia and general ennui.
Medical Mary Jane 💜
L-methylfolate!!! For mental health. TMS which is not a medication but a treatment to reduce traditional western meds
Epsom salt for abscesses, neti pots, and weed. I do also listen to binaural beats and do acupressure but those work sometimes. Epsom salt and neti pots take some time to get the technique down right but they work wonders if done properly
Kratom for pain, weed for PTSD and depression. Oh, and what's interesting about Kratom is it helps ADHD... That's how I knew I had it before I got diagnosed.
what is kratom? Where do I get it? How do I use it and how much?
it depends on if it's legal in your state. I get mine from a local vender but they do have stores online to
Each morning, I drink 1 Arbonne Fizz Stick which contains 40 mg natural plant caffeine. It takes away my morning headache, grogginess, and fatigue. I've been doing this for 2 years and it works everytime. I recommend buying them on eBay because they are expensive
tea and sleep
Supplements in prescribed high doses to treat different DX.
Chinese medicine qigong tai chi
Weed and sometimes psychedelic mushrooms. Painkillers definitely help but they are bad for you and doctors don't like to give them out.
Daily vitamins, magnesium supplements, and American ginseng supplements.
Medical Marijuana has definitely been a godsend for me. I used to not believe in the benefits of it. Grew up in a cop family. My husband uses to help his after effects from his stroke. My pain has lessened and my flare ups only are bad when there is a combination of tiredness, stress, and food issues. I don't think I could go without it. I use gummies instead of smoking.
Acupuncture, neuro feedback & HBOT
Is the acupuncture good for Fibromyalgia?
weed mostly tbh
literally any skin issue i will try coconut oil or tea tree oil first
Weighted blanket. The purring of a cat. The process of making a cup of tea, whatever is your favorite kind. Massage. Movement therapy
I had a professor once say:
If your pain is mental, address your physical health. If your pain is physical, address your mental health.
I like it because knowing the two are connected, sometimes it’s easier to control the one that isn’t causing us so much pain.
Cbd is the only thing that doesn’t mess with my body/ give me side effects while also helping my anxiety
I do magnesium. It helps to calm the muscles.
Meditation, marijuana, micro dosing
CBD pills for pain
Magnesium lotion for muscles cramps and sleep
Chiropractor care 1000% changed my life
Apple cider vin for GERD
Yoga, marijuana, pool therapy, and ice/ hot compresses, and topical pain reliever as well as over the counter and prescriptions that supposedly help with relief. But , I don’t get much relief from anything so I continue to try to manage all the symptoms.
Marijuana! It helps my chronic pain, my anxiety, my depression, and it helps me sleep!
CBD, ASMR, Massages
I need to find something... I am miserable day n and day out... I'm so tired of being sick
I had my doctor tell me that he thought I would be a good candidate to try cbd but I don’t know where to go to get approved for it. I live in lehighton Pennsylvania with my parents and my animals. I would really appreciate it if someone could please let me know.
there are lots of CBD stores and u don't need anything just go in there or there's a website you can get medical marijuana card.
Hirudotherapy for chronic inflammation
Gummies at night and CBD lotion during day.
Matcha green tea
Medical Marijuana 💜💜💜
Weighted blanket has helped quite a bit with my anxiety.
Cannabis and Massage
L-Theanine, music, ESA
Kratom helps with chronic pain. Phenibut works for muscle spasms.
you don't need a prescription for CBD. You can buy online.
For me the Alpha Stim has been a game changer
my whole family agrees 😂
I don't know if this would be considered alternative, but adding high omega 3 fish oil to my diet has helped my mental clarity immensely!
Not exactly medicine, but ASMR. It helps me with falling asleep and calming my racing/intrusive thoughts.
i definitely recommend weed/THC for PTSD symptoms 😶
it helps me process the thoughts and emotions whenever they pop up, and sometimes they pop up for no reason besides my own overactive brain
I wanna try medical Marijuana but everyone is saying no
try it it helps a lot of people it’s not for everyone but it don’t hurt to try
Sooo many icepacks. Neck pain? Ice pack. Heat troubling PoTs? Ice pack. Got a migraine? I have one shaped like a hat! I swear an icepack on my pillow has helped me sleep better than whatever drowsiness my medication is causing by the end of the day.
Pcilobyn mushrooms have saved my life
How do you get it?
CBD is great
Therapy animals. If you feel better you’re more likely to get better. Having something to force me to be active and live a healthy life mentally and physically gives me a purpose and I do it because I care for them more than myself.
Medical Marijuana and Magic Mushrooms OCCASIONALLY. ✌️💚
I wanna micro dose soo bad, I’ve done acid never shrooms tho but like I don’t even kno where to get shrooms, I meann I do know lol but I don’t trust it especially with fytnal running around, I wanna get it from like straight from the source, but I don’t live around cows
Alternative medicine isn't medicine elsewise it would be called medicine.
well it is medicine in a way more natural, being alternative cus it’s not from big company’s that’s processed and has additives
Maca root for low libido
CBD for anxiety
MetanX, it's a natural blend to help with nerve pain
Not medicine exactly but the Mediterranean diet has done wonders for me.
Along with natural pain med...Ouch
Gabapentin for OCD and anxiety
I sometimes take CBD gummies for pain
Medical Marijuana was the only thing that helped alleviate endo pain before surgery
Medical marijuana. It has has literally helped me so much with anxiety and depression
Medical marijuana and (careful) exercise
None. Alternative 'medicine' is not medicine.
Honestly, cannabis. 🤗
I had a great experience with acupuncture.
I really liked St John's Wort for depression but I can't take it with my meds as it reacts with many ssris and mood stabilizers. But definitely a good one to check out if you aren't on meds that it will interact with.
Mercier therapy! It started my period!!!!
Medical marijuana, hands down.
Sounds wierd, but lettuce water. Boil lettuce for about 5 minutes, strain it, and drink. Not an enjoyable tase but an amazing sleep
St John's Wort, Ginseng, Chamomile, Passion Flower
be careful with st John's wart! It interacts with a lot of medicines
Tapping for stress in body, acupressure points
I just got my medical Marijuana card. Haven't used it yet though. I have anxiety and trouble sleeping, any suggestions on a type for this?
Heck yea it works it helps with sleep but smoking the herb is better than pills I used to take meds till I was 16 and I'm almost thirty now
Meditation and music. Sorry, even though weed helps many people, I've seen the bad side of smoking it for mental health.
I’m not sure of this counts as alternative medicine, but like, if you are able to get a full nights sleep every night (like 8+ hours) that can have an outrageously positive impact on your health.
Boric acid for yeast infections
This fruity powder that I take had put it in my glass of water and it's called sulferzyme and it helps reduce inflammation. I can tell you more about it if anyone is interested it's been a life-changer for me.
Kefir for stomach issues. Your microbiome can help you out so much when you're ill
B12 for leg cramps! I take B12 three times a day now. It prevents all the leg cramps that I've had since I was a teen!
Kratom for my joint pain management - small doses keep my head clear but the pain manageable to go on with my day
Allergic to medical marijuana so not a good alternative for everyone.
Aerial yoga changed my life... I'm not saying I can stop taking insulin now but idgaf how hippie Dippie it sounds - it allows my energy to flow so much better and I'm SO tuned in to myself mentally and physically, it's beautiful and magic 🪄
"enzyme" doesn't make sense. There are millions of enzymes. Some even in spit
DIM plus for metabolizing estrogen.. helpful for pms/pmdd.
Magnesium supplements for migraines
I take magnesium for palinopsia. A weird non-psychotic hallucination. It really helps. Puts you in a better mood, too. Magnesium rocks!
I take a number of vitamins and they help my depression greatly, as well as cannabis and melatonin. All of those are great for depression and anxiety.
I use kratom on a regular basis.
Valerian Root mixed with my sleeping med is amazeballs.
might seem silly but daydreaming works wonders for me, helps pull me out of depressive episodes
Thc, Rick Simpson oil, ketamine and micro shrooms as soon as legal here. Alternative medicine is the ONLY way I get functional quality of life. Only thing that calms my tremors ect until I find out if candidate for deep brain surgery
Exercise. Release endorphins
I consider hiking therapy. Doesn't matter what mood i am in when I start, on the way out I always feel good.
Chiropractics 🥰 really helped with my back, pectus excavatum, and upper rib pain. I have Eds so my joints and muscular skeletal system goes out of place sometimes
Also weed. Weed is great for pain, depression, and anxiety. I’d take weed over pills almost any day
I find for me cannabis works for my pain, depression, & anxiety....for me it even lowered my cholesterol...I did nothing but smoke marijuana...I didn't change my diet or nothing....I wasn't smoking it for that reason, I have a few other problems that it help
Monq! It’s a blend of just essential oils and is a personal diffuser that has blends for all types of things
There is so many I swear by that I don't even know where to start tbh. ✋🙌
1st cbd. It's helps assist me with my spiraling thoughts! It honestly took me a whole week to even get the courage to try it and am I glad I did.❤️✋ I fell in love with how much it helped.
2nd is my dogs. I have 4 and they help me get out and talk to people I normally wouldn't. I definitely recommend it for people that don't know how to start up a conversation lol💕💕
3rd is yoga and meditation. Even just meditating for a few breathes a day helps tremendously. People think you need to do 10 mins or an hr when really all you need to do is a few breathes.
Let me know if this helps
I've been thinking of starting a yoga practice. I learned meditation, chakras, and yogic philosophy from yoga books. It's about time I got my butt on the yoga mat. I have a strong interest in Jnana yoga and Bhakti yoga, but any exercise would be a good start.
Meditation and Tai Chi. Meditation keeps my a1c and blood pressure low. Tai chi helps with executive function and all my negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Both are good for overall health.
L-methyl folate and Epsom salt baths, arnica gel, acupuncture, tens unit for pain, yoga stretches
CBD, whether it have THC or not, CBD fixes a ton of things at way cheaper of a cost than most pharmacy drugs.
Sex as long as your having it your body beleave your trying to make offspring. Helps your body stay young. I'm 40 look 10 years younger than all pears
Cannabis and aroma therapy
binural beats. if you’re spiritual and haven’t tried them yet, i highly recommended 🤗
Marijuana for anxiety I swear on my left kidney everytime I do it I forget what I was anxious about and feel 1000 times better. It also helps me sleep
Marijuana is great for a lot of things less of an impact on kidneys and such. Also willow bark tea for pain (basically aspirin so if you can't take aspirin don't consume willow bark) mint oil for tooth pain sooo amazing for wisdom teeth.
Alcohol for anxiety and sleep
maybe don't do that 😬
Massage for pain and tension, peppermint tea and magnesium for headaches, turmeric for inflammation, sleepytime tea for relaxation.
Golden milk is a yummy way to take turmeric. You warm milk or cocunut milk and add turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and honey.
aromatherapy. not that it would work for physical ailments or anything but when I’m having a panic attack, smelling comforting things like lavender, bergamot, and cardamom calm me down. maybe it’s the deep breaths or maybe it’s some ancient magic but i know for sure that it chills me out
ALSO mullein tea for stomach issues. i have IBS and when i used to drink mullein tea every night it chilled my stomach out better than anything else
Exercise and outside air, weirdly enough
Here’s a list of things I utilize for different things!
For Digestion issues: Antiacid tablets, the generic OTC kind. Chamomile, Lavender and Earl Grey Tea. Chicken Broth as well (Also works for decongestant, I rest my face over the bowl while eating and it works like a charm), Culturelle / Probiotics
For Vitamin Intake: Complete Equate Multivitamins
As for alternative medicines, I have considered CBT usage as it is legal for consumption in my state, but do advise to ask your therapists first—Some recommend it, some don’t. Mine didn’t due to my addiction history. My roommate does Hypnotherapy, and they say it works really well to calm the body. I do Chiropractic stuff for my Bilateral back pain (lower), but I one of these days am going to do Cupping or Acupuncture as well.
Other things I was able to remember that I also utilize… Holistic Bowl therapy (I do not remember the exact term) & Crystal routines. I am practicing, so I utilize Tarot and other holistic (Including aromatherapy) to encourage self-care and healing. Having a structured religious routine helps me out too.
Does weed count 😂
Elderberry supplement for immune support
Good Ol Mary Jane
Animals. Being around animals always makes me feel better.
yes ❤️ dogs are a gift to us in particular
Air bud movies
5-HTP supplement did wonders for me before i was prescribed medicine for depression. Highly recommend it for people even just having a severely intense depressive episode. Ashwaganda supplements also helped me sleep a lot (i can’t take melatonin)
Having conversations with the voices in my head...
It's nice to speak to like-minded people...
Milk thistle, pro and prebiotic, pure turmeric, vegetable based nutriceuticals.
I use medical marijuana for my chronic pain. It is the only thing that I have ever found to deactivate the nerve signals that caused my pain. Narcotics do not work on my nerve pain, and they are very addictive.
A nice hot bath
Butterbur for migraines and Vitamin B2! Also, essential oils can be used for SO many different things! There are combinations for most illnesses that can help (but make sure you rub it behind your ear lobes and the bottom of your feet, in addition to whatever area you are having issues with)
I've found that CBD oil is great for anxiety/stress and mild pain ♡
Heat pads for my back with the sciatica and nerve pain! I honestly laughed at the doctor when she suggested them but they really helped x
I swear by regular exercise, fresh air, and unplugged time. No, they're not cures, but they are the difference between me feeling capable of action and feeling like nothing is worth the struggle. The exercise doesn't have to be an hour of lifting weights at the gym. I do ten minutes of the same yoga routine every morning in my living room. Anything that you enjoy or tolerate and gets the blood flowing. This also helps with my tics.
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