I'll be honest, my body responds unhappy to most pharmaceutical medications. Then I have to deal with not only side effects but allergy control too! and drug interactions? No, not venting or whining. I feel I am blessed on so many levels.
Does anyone here use functional medicine, CAM, or holistic treatments, and what is most helpful to you? Our private insurance won't cover these, so it's best to do my homework before attempting to use any, my primary doc has no issues with it, though he's a throw pills at you type.
Thanks to a highly skilled Dr. who is my physical therapist, I learned about acupressure and it's benefits. Easy to do, effective especially for muscle spasm and long term contractures, as well as headaches for me.
Would love to find something that BALANCES, not boosts, my immune system. Also interested in stress reduction beyond what I've learned on my own (positive affirmations and visualizations, breath control and meditation, stretching, chair yoga, and doing something daily that brings me joy). Alright, I admit, I can get a little high strung and all kinked up when chaos is running amuck all around me.
Anything you can share would be very appreciated. I'm open minded, but no access to a rich bank account.
Thanks, and warm hugs,