When you hear the words, “natural healing,” what comes to your mind? Do you envision being in a remote location with a Zen master teaching you the art of Zen or rather do you think of the technique of acupuncture and its effects to heal the human body? Well, simply put, natural healing encompasses the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. In other words, the objective with natural healing is to heal the body from the inside out.
As for modern medicine (also known as allopathic medicine), is analogous to taking your car in to get the brakes fixed. The mechanic has one objective – to fix or replace the car’s brakes. Unless he’s looking to take advantage of you financially or has your permission, he will not fix anything else that may be wrong with the car. In contrast, holistic health looks at possible root causes to your issues and ties everything together to improve one’s health in its entirety.
According to webmd.com, “one can achieve optimal health – the primary goal of holistic medicine practice – by gaining proper balance in life.” In addition webmd.com states:
- All people have innate healing powers.
- The patient is a person, not a disease
- Healing takes a team approach involving the patient and doctor, and addresses all aspects of a person’s life using a variety of healthcare practices.
- Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition, not just alleviating the symptoms.
As for sources of natural healing, there is a vast selection of herbs, vitamins, minerals, oils, and supplements that will alleviate the symptoms of illness and possibly, even cure them.
For example, if cleansing your colon is your objective, Epsom salt, lemon juice, or a watermelon and mint tonic concoction consisting of: 2 liters of water, 1 small piece of watermelon, 1 lemon or lime, and a handful of fresh mint leaves may be the perfect all natural remedy for you.
How about applying an essential oil such as Citrus Bliss (Invigorating Blend) to get energized, have your mood elevated, and alleviate the stress in your life?
Or better yet why not add some garlic to your dinner tonight? The cloves of garlic include an odorless, sulphur-containing amino acid known as alliin which when crushed, turns to allicin. This allicin has proven to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and aid in preventing blood clots!
In terms of natural healing solutions, the list is truly endless and the vast array of options is extremely remarkable. Knowledge is power and what we put into our bodies is the one thing we can all control!