Conventional medicine has its place in health care, but the focus on the body’s natural ability to heal itself is typically ignored. Allowing the body to utilize its innate healing mechanisms will support physical & mental healing.
There is more than a single way to heal a given illness. This blog will provide simple, effective descriptions of how the many forms of natural medicine can help you.
Some foundational examples of natural therapies are as follows:
Using food as medicine. Food replenishes the body with an essential nutrients that provide the building blocks of a healthy body.
Relaxation/mindfulness techniques are becoming more well-known in the conventional medical community as an extremely practical and cost-effective way to reduce stress for the long-term. See the section on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to read more.
Exercise and movement help the body improve circulation, increase mood and support healthy muscle tone.
Herbs & teas have been successfully used for centuries in many cultures around the world for health and healing purposes. The Chinese and other Asian forms of medicine have developed herbal remedies for helping the body heal itself.
Massage. This one speaks for itself.