Alternative Pain Therapies: are they realistic?

2022-04-30T10:40:43+00:00By |Natural Therapies|

Pain is a symptom, often a very strong symptom. It is a personal experience, and is influenced by all that we have learned and experienced, culturally and in our upbringing. While pharmaceutical drugs are powerful and can provide rapid pain relief, they often have side-effects when used in the long term. Dr David Nye describes some alternative therapies.

Bach Flower Essences and Tissue Salts relate to Astrology

2022-04-06T15:35:47+00:00By |Natural Therapies|

The ‘Treasury of the Invisible’ in the quotation refers to the ‘Divine Order’ where the archetypes of all manifestation are to be found. It also refers to the vertical causes in contrast to the horizontal causes with which the ordinary physician is concerned. As we know, natural medicine, just like astrology, is concerned with the vertical causes – ‘the inter relation between the domains of the spirit, the soul and the body’.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

2022-01-12T16:21:00+00:00By |Natural Therapies|

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), aka tapping, is a type of energy psychology intervention which unites Western clinical methods (exposure therapy and cognitive restructuring) with Eastern healing practices of acupressure to improve emotional and physical health.

Essential Oils in Health & Healing

2022-03-11T06:32:34+00:00By |Natural Therapies|

Although essential oil use has a very long history, it is only recently that it has emerged as a highly effective therapeutic tool – not only having an effect on the body, but also influencing the emotions and the mind. What are the areas in which these oils can be used, and who should one consult for advice and guidance?

Indian Head Massage

2021-11-30T17:29:10+00:00By |Natural Therapies|

Indian Head Massage has been tried and tested over thousands of years in the laboratory of life. In earlier times it was sought after by maharajas and shahs, gurus and saints. Today it is as popular as it was then. It is part of everyday life in India, and it is precisely through its lack of pretension that it weaves its magic. The editorial team approached three different practitioners for an overall perspective of this treatment.

Kinesiology – the science of motion

2021-11-09T16:54:43+00:00By |Natural Therapies|

We are physiologically designed to maintain a state of balance, but daily stressors challenge this state constantly. It is often believed that medical intervention is the best approach to heal physical, emotional or mental illness, but this can be very disempowering. Specialised kinesiology gives us the tools to revisit the past and bring both body and mind back into balance.

Oil Pulling – a health-enhancing practice

2021-10-26T15:18:09+00:00By |Natural Therapies|

Oil pulling is a simple and relatively inexpensive treatment that effectively combats yucky bacteria lurking in the mouth and simultaneously strengthens gums and whitens teeth. It is reputed to resolve a wide array of health imbalances and ailments – without side effects. Dr Bruce Fife describes how, for example, the therapy is used to address nasal sinus problems. According to Fife, ‘all disease starts in the mouth’, since mouths reflect the status of internal health. He postulates that oil pulling could therefore be the solution for a wide range of conditions.

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