Using at home remedies is not a new concept. Cultures around the world have been getting relief from a multitude of issues for centuries using only natural and herbal remedies. Finally, after years of ignoring them, we are starting to recognize the value of many of these remedies. While it’s not really new, it is new to many of us in the West.
With increasing health care costs as well as increasing concern over the potentially dangerous side effects of many man made drugs, it just seems like a good idea to rely on more natural, yet equally effective remedies. Most natural cures don’t have any side effects unlike their man made counterparts. That is one of the biggest reasons for giving these natural cures a try.
More and more doctors are embracing this holistic approach to medicine. While a lot of them were initially skeptical, they can’t argue with the evidence. Combing the best of both modern medicine and natural remedies is gaining favor from many in the medical community.
While you should still talk to your doctor and get their advice before you start taking an herbal treatment, don’t let them dissuade you if they aren’t enthusiastic about the idea. In fact, if your doctor is reluctant to have you use herbal remedies you may seriously want to consider finding another doctor who isn’t so mired in an outdated way of thinking. There is ample evidence to support the fact that these natural cures work, and they work well, sometimes alone and sometimes in conjunction with other drugs. No decent doctor should just dismiss herbal remedies out of hand.
Here is a list of some remedies for a few common ailments:
1. Acne. Two of the simplest, yet most effective, things you can do to prevent an outbreak is to try not to touch your face and wash your face daily. Every time you touch your fact you are depositing germs and grime on your skin. You should also use warm water, a clean washcloth, and gentle soap and wash your face once in the morning and once at night.
Working out regularly can also help your skin. When your body is overly stressed it tends to produce more oil. When you work up a sweat you are allowing your body to maintain normal hormone levels which will help keep the oil production of your skin to a minimum.
2. Back Pain. Use ice to relieve the pain. It’s best if you apply the ice within a day of the injury that will help keep the swelling to a minimum. Use the ice for 20 minutes on than take it off for a half hour, than repeat the cycle. After 24 hours you should use heat instead of ice. Either use a heating pad, or soak in a warm bath. Have someone give you a massage, or go to a spa or health club for a professional massage.
3. Body Odor. Everyone is different and some people sweat more which contributes to the growth of bacteria, and that is where the smell comes from. A few of the easiest things you can do to combat this is to shower daily, only wear clean clothes, use an antiperspirant, don’t eat garlic, onions and peppers, and try to stay calm. When you get upset you will sweat more.
There are many simple, yet very effective, at home remedies you can use to get relief from many issues from minor annoyances all the way up to serious health issues. Just remember to include your doctor in any plans you have to use natural remedies.