I often get asked this question. What are the various therapies that I have done in the last two decades to maintain myself or get better? To tell you guys the truth, I have done almost all therapy forms and continue to do so.
None of these therapies can turn the situation around but can prevent it from getting worse. Again, they don’t work in isolation, and you may need a combination of these. Don’t try these without the guidance of a medical doctor or a trained professional. This is just a list of alternative therapies you may consider to help you get better, along with medical treatments that you may have been taking.
1. YOGA AS AN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR DISABILITY
Yoga, as they rightly said, is the gift of the East to the west. Yoga is the body and mind’s practice with a rooted history of 5000 years in time and philosophy. Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation that relaxes the mind and the body.
If you have a physical disability, Yoga may help strengthen your body immensely. It is usually combined with other forms of therapy.
Yoga benefits weight loss/weight gain/muscle building and so much more.
2. EXERCISE AS AN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR DISABILITY
Let me put it out there; there is no better way to add years to your life than exercise. You don’t need to be a scientist to know how important exercise is for your body. Physical activity stimulates the brain, not just the body. It helps you manage stress, stay fit and active.
The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from training, regardless of age, sex, or physical ability.
3. EQESTRIAN THERAPY AS AN ALTERNATIVE THRAPY FOR DISABILITY
Come on; you must have seen cute therapy animal videos. Dogs for the blind and veterans and PTSD patients, seizure alert dogs, cats, horses, goats, and even geckos now.
Horses do not just offer emotional support. Riding horses is an excellent form of physical and emotional therapy. Hippotherapy or equestrian treatment has proven results with neurological disorders. If you follow me on YouTube, you would know how much I love and obsess over. I recommend it too.
4. MEDIATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR DISABILITY
Without getting into the technicalities of meditation, I want to highlight that living with a disability is daunting. It affects your mind and body. Mediation is the best way to keep its sanity in check. It helps with breathing and so much more. It helps reduce stress and develop concentration. It is known to refresh the mind and help keep a positive mindset always.
5. ACUPRESSURE AS AN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR DISABILITY
I have heard that they call acupressure a therapy similar to acupuncture but; without the needles. It involves the application of manual pressure to specific points on the body. It is a Chinese form of alternative therapy to release the flow of energy within the body, which may be obstructed.
Which states that there are invisible pathways of energy or meridians flowing within the body. About 14 meridians connect different organs and body parts, both acupressure and acupuncture, and known to work alongside these meridians, releasing the flow of energy (also called “chi” or “qi”)
It is an often sought out therapy in more than 1 form.
SO here it is—my top favorite forms of alternative therapy.