Ryan J. Negri
3 min readMar 9, 2023


As someone who has experienced occasional back pain and nerve pain, I’ve tried different treatments, but none have been as transformative as acupuncture. I’ve found electro acupuncture and cupping to be particularly effective for pain relief. After just one session, I experienced a significant reduction in pain. It’s amazing how quickly and effectively it works. I’ve chosen to pursue alternative therapies like acupuncture because I believe that traditional western medicine often prioritizes profit and kickbacks over patients’ wellbeing. In contrast, alternative therapies offer a more personalized and holistic approach to healing, focusing on the individual’s unique needs.

Acupuncture is just one example of alternative therapies that have the potential for personal growth and self-discovery. Ayurveda, Reiki, breathwork, sound healing, and other forms of alternative therapy offer a different approach to healing that prioritizes the individual’s unique needs.


Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicine system that focuses on the balance of mind, body, and spirit. It uses a combination of herbs, diet, meditation, and massage to promote health and wellbeing. Ayurvedic treatments are customized to the individual’s unique constitution and can help alleviate a range of health issues, including stress, anxiety, and digestive problems.

*borrowed image* Reiki Practice


Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that involves the practitioner channeling energy to the recipient through touch or near touch. It’s based on the belief that there is a universal life force energy that flows through all living things and that by accessing and directing this energy, the body’s natural healing processes can be activated. Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive therapy that can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and physical pain.

*borrowed image* breath-work


Breathwork is a type of therapy that involves conscious control of breathing patterns to promote relaxation and emotional healing. It can involve a range of techniques, including deep breathing, rapid breathing, and breath holds. Breathwork can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and emotional trauma and promote a sense of calm and wellbeing.

Sound healing

Sound healing involves the use of sound waves and vibrations to promote healing and relaxation. It can involve listening to music, playing musical instruments, or using specific frequencies to target different parts of the body. Sound healing can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and physical pain and promote a sense of calm and balance.

In addition to these alternative therapies, I’ve also explored the world of psychedelics, particularly psilocybin, and discovered its potential for personal growth and self-discovery. My first experience with psilocybin was through microdosing for depression, and I found it to be beneficial. However, it wasn’t until I did a deep dive into psilocybin that I truly experienced its transformative potential.

During my deep dive, I consumed more than 6 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. The experience was incredibly intense, and I felt a connection with people in my life and the world around me in a way that I had never experienced before. I also experienced a greater sense of awareness and understanding of myself and the world around me. I wrote about my deep dive earlier this year.

Alternative therapies offer a different approach to healing and personal growth. From acupuncture and psilocybin to Ayurveda, Reiki, breathwork, and sound healing, there are many different types of alternative therapies that can help promote health and wellbeing. While they may not be for everyone, they offer an avenue for exploration and understanding and can be a powerful tool for personal growth and self-discovery. It’s essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using any of these therapies.

If you’re curious and have questions, find me on Twitter and send me a DM or send me a message here. If you’re seeking a more personalized approach to enhancing your quality of life, consider signing up for my Personalized Self-Actualization practice.



Ryan J. Negri

Personal Growth Consultant - Helping Humans Become Better Beings. I like to share my experiences in hopes it will help someone someday.