Natural Alternatives: Finding Your Energy

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is an enemy within our journey to good health. In today’s culture, the desire for more energy ranks high on our wish list. The top reasons why we suffer from fatigue is due to lifestyle factors, psychological, and medical conditions.

Why do some of us feel as though we can do it all? Sadly, it is because we are expected to. We have the responsibility to be both caregivers and breadwinners.There is always a need to prove ourselves. Between work, school, personal and family obligations, these demands can take a physical and emotional toll on us. It affects our ability to enjoy life to its fullest. In the long run, we lose track of what we believe in, what we stand for, what’s important to us, and what makes us happy.

Good health comes from finding a balance in your daily obligations without the added stress. Your body has a natural energy that needs balance in its system. Stress throws the body off its balance. Energy techniques that alternative therapists recommend taps into our inner energy to restore it back to its normal balance. These treatments tend to be more effective for overcoming fatigue. Instead of treating the symptoms, it aims at correcting the problem at its source.

And To Thyself Be True:

Taking time-outs during the course of the day can have amazing results for boosting energy. Get in a 30-minute nap early in the day. Take a short walk. It does wonders in raising the body’s metabolism. Eating short meals every 2 to 3 hours along with drinking water throughout the day will help to keep our engines running. Get in your 6 to 8 hours of sleep. A full night’s sleep is crucial for getting the energy needed throughout the day.

Yoga:

When we lose our mental focus, it leaves us vulnerable to live up to the expectation of others. Yoga therapy aims at balancing the physical, psychological, and the spiritual side of the body. This is done in a series of poses that purifies and tones the body and calms the mind. Tapping into our “inner being” decreases mental stress, increasing physical energy.

Reflexology:

Your body’s natural energy flows in channels. Every organ falls along one of these channels ending at the tip of our hands and feet. The act of applying pressure on the hands and feet sends energy signals stimulating the brain. This process unblocks our pathways into the brain, increasing the body’s energy. You can practice this technique on yourself at any time and in any setting whenever you’re feeling sluggish.

The Thymus:

The thymus gland is located behind the breastbone. Chinese medicine theory states that this endocrine gland plays a role because our body’s energy runs through it. Tapping firmly on the breastbone releases it.

Massage:

There is nothing like the feeling of your tensions melting away. Massage therapy allows the body to repair itself from the effects of stress. The act of massage puts the body and mind in deep relaxation. The result? You’ll walk out refreshed, renewed and re-energized.

These therapies date back as far back as 5000 years ago. Try combining these treatments along with the proper rest, diet and exercise for faster results.

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