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Natural Healing Methods

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Long before medicine became a science, people healed themselves. Our ancestors experimented with plants and other natural sources to find what was suitable for healing, and the resulting healing methods were handed down through the generations.

These healing methods evolved into four basic categories which provide harmony and healing, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Energy therapy

Types: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Meditation, Reflexology, Reiki, Qigong

Energy therapies are based on the principle of universal harmony. When your own energies are out of sync with the cosmic balance, illness occurs. Energy therapy is the process of restimulating the body's life force or energy pathways, by performing gentle exercises on the areas that the practitioner diagnoses as being blocked.

Physical therapy

Types: Alexander technique, Chiropractic, Feldenkrais method, Hydrotherapy, Kinesiology, Massage, Meditation, Yoga

Physical therapies are direct treatments to the body through manipulation of the joints, muscles or skin to relieve pain. Body manipulation also stimulates painkilling endorphins. Meditation and Yoga also fall under this category as breathing links the physical and spiritual worlds.

Herbal therapy

Types: Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Moxibustion

Herbal therapies are based on using what we find in nature to stay healthy and maintain balance in our bodies. By using these methods we avoid contaminating our bodies with chemicals and drugs that we have no long term knowledge of in regard to the effect they will have on our bodies.

Spiritual therapy

Types: Auras, Colour therapy, Crystal therapy, Dream therapy, Faith healing, Paganism, Shamanism, Voodoo

Spiritual therapies all recognise that some form of ''life force'' runs through our bodies and the universe, be it controlled by a higher being, or simply as a part of nature. All spiritual healing practices believe that with belief and faith in a healing power, we all have the ability to heal ourselves given the appropriate tools.


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