We don’t notice it, but injuries are part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s getting burned when we’re cooking, falling off our bike, or pulling some muscles when you’re lifting weights, injuries can happen at any time. Injuries can also come in many shapes and sizes, but as time goes by, our bodies will adapt and evolve to fit the needs of the body.
Healing and Injuries
But healing isn’t just about injuries; your body will keep on healing and improving itself so that you’ll be able to adapt to your environment. For instance, when we exercise, our muscles will produce microtears. When we’re healing, our muscles will become stronger than ever.
So in a way, what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. As humans, we can adapt to almost any environment with our bodies adjusting to our needs. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take care of them.
Even before the introduction of modern medicine, surgeries, and state-of-the-art equipment used in healing our bodies, most individuals would use different herbs, and therapeutic sessions to heal the body. Some of these could range from simple massages to more intricate acupuncture sessions.
It may seem like most of these therapies are shrouded in mystery, but they’re widely practiced in many places across the globe. In addition to helping your body heal, they are all safe and practiced by a variety of vetted professionals.
Are These Effective?
A short answer to this would be: yes, they are useful in healing your body. A longer answer would be: it depends on the type of therapy that you’re getting.
Right off the bat, healing does not necessarily need to be about injuries. Most people who are entirely “unscathed” will still be stressed out at the end of the day and want to have the right way of relieving stress and tension from the body.
If you’re in doubt about these, there’s no hurt in consulting a medical professional. Although these might be alternatives, it’s best to have a trained healthcare worker’s expert opinion.
What Are Some Alternative Ways?
There are a variety of different therapies that are tailored to injuries when exercising or working eight hours a day.
Here are some excellent alternatives to healing your body:
Right after having a hard workout session with most of your muscles being sore, and you want to lay on a beautiful cozy bed, having someone treat your muscles with a well-earned pleasant massage is perhaps the best feeling. A well-executed massage can help soothe your muscles, your nerves, and help increase the healing process of your body.
There have been historical claims that massages were done during ancient times to eliminate negative energy. A ‘shaman’ would give a massage and transfer all the right energy to the person while taking all the negative energy. Interesting, right? There’s probably some truth to the matter, especially when you want to channel some good energy and chakras.
Most experts would recommend getting a massage an hour or so after working out. That will help cool down your muscles and release any knots from your muscular system.
Acupuncture is probably something that you’ve first heard of in movies from how exotic it might seem. It was first used in China and is a relatively simple activity. It’s aimed at bringing in more positive energy to the body by “opening” up the energy pathways.
Most experts in this therapy say that when your body is injured, this blunts your body from gaining energy. Acupuncture helps with injuries by inserting a needle in the point of the “injury” to free up any trapped energy.
Like getting a massage, acupuncture is excellent for athletes and bodybuilders who get sports injuries from time to time. If you’re afraid of sharp objects, there’s no need to worry; the needles are sterilized, and there’s a wide variety of needles to choose from.
When we’re sitting at the office all day, we tend to get bad posture if we keep on sitting with the same position. Our spines will usually take the brunt of most of our upper body weight and posture. Having chiropractic adjustments will help your body cope up with ergonomic stress in the office.
This type of therapy is excellent for individuals with ergonomic issues at the office or are having some posture issues throughout most of their daily lives.
Ultimately, you have to relax and let your body do its thing. These therapies have been around for centuries. If these therapies didn’t work, they wouldn’t still be around after centuries of use. There’s a science that’s also involved with a lot of these therapy sessions. When you’re working out hard and working long hours in the office, you deserve you to give yourself a good relaxing session.