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Natural Therapies

There are so many practical ways to strengthen the body, clarify the mind and open the heart. Explore pursuits and practices that may assist you to achieve physical and emotional balance.

Alternative Pain Therapies: are they realistic?

By |April 29th, 2022|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , |

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.

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Bach Flower Essences and Tissue Salts relate to Astrology

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , , |

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’.

Essential Oils in Health & Healing

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: |

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

By |November 30th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: |

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.

An Introduction to Tibb – a system of medicine with a rich history

By |November 12th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , , , , , |

Tried and tested, with a harmonious blend of science and personal caring, Tibb’s holistic approach to healthcare focuses on education and stresses the importance of empowering individuals to take responsibility for their health and well-being.

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Kinesiology – the science of motion

By |November 9th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: |

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

By |October 25th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , , , |

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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Energy Psychology for Depression

By |October 10th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , , , , , , |

I was one of those people who didn’t really think that the dark cloud that had always hung over my life and constant thoughts of suicide was depression. Even after a suicide attempt, I never realised I was depressed. The sad truth for many people is that if depression has always been a part of your mental state, it feels normal!

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Near Infrared Laser Therapy – an overview

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , , , , , |

Low-level laser combined with a magnetic field, low-level ultrasound and colour light are four non-invasive therapeutic radiances that can treat a wide range of conditions and bring about overall balance to the body. Near infrared laser is the central component of coMra therapy. The combined application of the four radiances is a veritable breakthrough in non-invasive therapy. CoMra therapy has no side effects as all four radiances are used at much lower intensities and lower recommended dosages (times of application) than with monotherapies. CoMra therapy works well for a broad range of ailments.

A Window into our Inner World – Live Blood Analysis

By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , , |

You stare in awe at the blood cells floating lazily across the screen in front of you. The background looks like the Milky Way, occasionally studded with sparkling ‘moon rocks’. The eeriness of the scene belies the truths to be revealed about your health. This is live blood analysis.

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The Chakras and Energy Healing

By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , , |

The origins of the ancient science of energy healing are rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism, and date back to the time of the Vedas, four holy books that Hindus believe emerged between 1500 and 1200 BC. All matter is made up of energy, and any deviation from the normal frequency will change the energy levels of the organ or part of the body.

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Detox with the Docs

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Natural Therapies|

Spring is known as the time for new beginnings and rejuvenation, and for the shedding of winter sluggishness and the traditional concept of ‘spring-cleaning’. It is also an ideal time to engage in cleaning up the internal environment of the body.

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The Value of Life Coaching

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Natural Therapies|Tags: , |

‘The area where we experience our greatest discomfort is also the area where we can potentially grow the most.’ Editor Daleen Totten explores Arjan Bogaers’ insightful words in an interview with him where he explains how time spent with a life coach can bring personal enrichment.

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