- Rational Approaches to Healing
- Muscle Response Testing and Pitfalls
- Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Therapies
- Devices (Overview)
- Essences and Homeopathics
- Diets, Recipes and Homemade Interventions
- Drugs and Destructive Methods
- Issues with…
- Imbalances in…
- Circulation & Heart
- Structure, Bones, Joints, Teeth
- Lungs & Sinus
- Endocrines – Thyroid, Adrenals, Gonads
- Kidney and Bladder
- Liver & Gall Bladder
- Immune System
- Nerves and Brain
- The Skin
- The Eyes
- Client Info
Philosophical Differences in Healing Approaches – An Overview
From a Biblical Naturopathic viewpoint, a successful healing intervention MUST …
- respect the intelligence of the body and work WITH the body, according to its innate programming to fix itself
- supply needed body-compatible nutritional elements as found in nature
- encourage energy circulation, or, provide body-compatible methods to remove blockages
- address emotional traumas and broken relationship issues
In Basic Principles I’ve presented my observations in helping sick people get well. I was clued into many of these from Biblical concepts.
There is a clear difference when you contrast naturopathy vs. modern medicine. The approaches and outcomes are different because the foundations are different. This can be viewed as a contrast between a ‘smart body’ paradigm (naturopathy) and a ‘dumb body’ paradigm (modern medicine).
Our view of the role of infection clearly determines our approach to healing. Does infection have purpose? What if it did? Should we ‘fight’ the infection if it has value? Is it just an Infection OR a BioRemediation. What about parasites and Candida? Or what about ‘natural’ anti-biotics? The effective approach and good outcome depends on your basic foundation.
One of my more rewarding ‘finds’ in sane approaches to healing was German New Medicine (GNM). Developed by a German oncologist, Ryke Geerd Hamer MD, GNM was based on his own experience with cancer which he survived and his wife’s cancer (who did not survive). This propelled Dr. Hamer to begin interviews of the emotional state of his many patients who developed various kinds of cancer. His approach for ALL diseases is counseling the patient and helping them ‘come to terms with’ some trauma(s) in their life – in particular, the trauma responsible for the disease. He also subscribes to the belief that infection is bio-remediation.
Much is written about the role of the body’s pH in its health. And if we become convinced that our pH is outside the range that ‘has been deemed healthy’ we can take two different courses: (1) the ‘dumb body’ approach which would be to try to change it with rock calciums, diet, special waters, even baking soda, or, (2) the ‘smart body’ approach and realize that the body’s pH is NOT an underlying cause. It is an indicator of another underlying imbalance.
Although I have listed many dietary approaches on this website, the one that helps the most imbalances is the one aimed at reducing inflammation, and that is the Blood Type Diet. My clients return and report the value of following these guidelines.
The most intriguing articles on healing are those that summarize an old, but successful treatments for a variety of diseases – those offering cheap remedies based on how the body works. One such is the use of Hydrochloric Acid Therapy to treat cancer and lymphatic diseases. I’m posting an intro and a link to the articles in full for your consideration. It was felt by many in the 1920′- 1930’s that cancer diagnoses would no longer be problematic for mankind. What happened?
From a Biblical perspective we have been shown 2 non-supernatural methods to be healed: (1) the leaves of the trees and the herbs of the field, and (2) the laying-on-of-hands. The herbal remedies (1) I’ve written on extensively on this website. The hands-on aspect may take many forms: massage, chiropractic, tapping as well as other approaches. Of greatest interest (and study) for me are the ancient methods that traditional people used that were handed down with applications for common ailments which have plagued man from …antiquity.
Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Mayan Massage (on which I based my Abdominal Massage) are two of them. Their approach is to restore balance to the body with the hands; the first with a light touch, the second, a deeper touch.
Finally all successful approaches to resolving disease must Address the Stress. And stress does not come from our situation but rather how we perceive ourselves in that situation. We then have some options as to what we can do with that perception?
Consider this…..I have learned more from very sick people than I have from double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over studies. My sick clients taught me how to get them well - things that even my teachers didn't know. I have such smart clients.
** Important Warning **Nothing on this site is FDA approved. Nothing I write here is intended to be medical advice. Follow my recommendations at your own risk. Results may vary, and blah, blah, blah. So if the required warnings have not scared you away, then you have a chance. I'm reporting here what kinds of approaches actually helped very sick people get well, AND the kinds of things that actually made them sick (and it usually isn't lack of exercise, weight, menopause or smoking - it is the underlying cause of all those things.)
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In case you were wondering..B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, b=bedtime. Make sure to read What to Expect on an Herbal Program (in the Herb menu) before beginning. Dosages given are about what my clients benefit from. You may be different. Begin slowly and see how each recommendation benefits you.
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