I Got an Herb for That!

What is Holistic Healing? 

 The six philosophies
*First, do no harm
*Trust the healing power of nature
* Find and treat the cause
* Treat the whole person
* Doctor as teacher
* Prevention  

The word Holistic is defined as " relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts." Holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body and holistic ecology views humans and the environment as a single system.

 Traditional Naturopathy has been practiced since the beginning of human life, dated as far back as 5,000 BC and is based on the philosophy that the body has tremendous innate abilities to heal itself. The traditional naturopathic practitioner counsels patients on nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, merely initiating and guiding the body in its healing by performing non-invasive procedures and using a variety of techniques including massage, herbology, homeopathy and other natural healing methods.  Human Beings are comprised of Body, Mind and Spirit, health represents a harmonious balance, all 3 aspects are in existence as well as free flow of vital energy.

These holistic health modalities promote self-healing in contrast to Western medicine's treatment-of-symptoms  through drugs approach. Practitioners of traditional naturopathy believe in the healing power of nature; they do not focus on trying to diagnose and treat a specific illness but rather they focus on strengthening the body's own defenses.