The Healing Arts consists of many different therapies & modalities that have been developed over the millenniums of human expression on this planet. All modalities have their place and can be used in combination or on their own. Sometimes natural healing therapies will do the trick, and sometimes a coalition with western medicine is the best course of action to regain or improve health.
Natural healing methods are the oldest on the planet and use the medicines of the plants and gentle therapies to bring a person back to a state of balance. Just as a point of interest, 80% of the world's population use traditional, natural healing methodologies as their primary source of health care.
Natural healing is all about living in balance, viewing us as an entire eco-system. Our emotions, thoughts and soul expression are as much a part of us as our physical body, so it makes sense to address the whole being.
What does that mean exactly?
Holistic viewing entails examining patterns of thinking, emotional balance, physical issues, spiritual well-being, and other more nuanced aspects of life. Our DNA is implicitly involved, as well as past lives that may be affecting our present life. Our work environment, family and social life may all need to be addressed if there are imbalances. There are many factors to consider. To further understand this concept read my article.
'Your Body is the Landscape of your Soul'