The sun is coming out, flowers are blossoming, and, before you know it, you’ll be rocking your summer 5-oh-5 in no time!
While these are all sure signs that spring is on its way, a summer spent completely free of health issues doesn’t have to be a thing of the past.
There are a few holistic treatments that can help you to keep your health on track over the summer months. Simply check out these top tips and have a hot, healthy summer.
1. Aromatherapy for Summertime Stress Relief
The summer can be a busy and stressful time for many people. Holistic therapy can help to alleviate some of this stress.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses essential oils to promote relaxation and well-being. The essential oils are inhaled or applied topically, and they work to balance the body’s energy and promote healing.
There are a number of different essential oils that can be used for aromatherapy, each with its own unique benefits. Some of our favorites for summertime include citrus oils like lemon and grapefruit, which are refreshing and uplifting, and floral oils like lavender and chamomile, which are calming and stress-reducing.
Not sure where to start? we suggest picking up a diffuser and a few different essential oils and experimenting until you find a combination that you love. Then, add it to your summertime routine!
Other holistic treatments that can be used to help reduce stress include yoga and meditation. Adding some or all of these treatments to your summer to-do list can help you to relax and de-stress.
Don’t let the summertime blues get you down! There are plenty of holistic treatments you can add to your to-do list to keep your spirits up.
2. Cupping Therapy
There are a few holistic treatments that you can add to your to-do list this summer. One treatment is called “cupping
This is a great way to relax your muscles, improve your overall circulation, and promote healing.
Cupping therapy is an ancient practice that has lots of benefits for your skin. It can also help you address your lower back discomfort.
The therapist will place cups on your skin and then use a suction device to create a vacuum. This will cause your skin to rise and your blood to flow.
3. Homeopathy for Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration
While dehydration and heat exhaustion are not life-threatening, they can still be extremely uncomfortable and lead to a number of other problems.
Fortunately, there are a number of holistic treatments that can help. Homeopathy is one such treatment that can be extremely effective in treating dehydration and heat exhaustion. Its remedies are safe and can be used by people of all ages.
They work by stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms and can be taken orally or topically.
What Are the Benefits of Holistic Treatments?
The summer is the perfect time to focus on your mental and physical health. One holistic treatment you can add to your to-do list is meditation. You can consider cupping, homeopathy, or aromatherapy.
Holistic treatments can also help improve your focus, ease anxiety, and promote relaxation.
These alternative therapies can help you relax, reduce stress, and ease the pain. Talk to your doctor or a licensed practitioner to see if one of these treatments is right for you.
To learn more about treatments that you can do this summer, read our other blogs.
Wayne Probert is a senior reporter at Zobuz, covering state and national politics, and he is a grantee with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Before joining Zobuz, he worked as a freelance journalist in Kentucky, having been published by dozens of outlets including NPR, the Center for Media.