- 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
A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. Prov 14:30 Amp.
Emotional stress is well recognized as a major ingredient of chronic degenerative disease. Negative emotions inhibit the secretions of the body’s natural healing chemicals that control our intelligent, pre-programmed responses that are needed to heal. Without these we seem to keep ‘falling apart’ – old symptoms return, new symptoms keep appearing, and we cannot seem to get/stay well.
We think that the solution to our stress is for the presenting problem/situation or person to go away. But, it is NOT the present situation that is the source of the stress, IT IS HOW WE PERCEIVE OURSELVES in that situation. Are we able enough? Good enough? Safe? Wanted? Important? In control of the results? Or not?
A man’s spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear. Prov 18:14
People go for counseling because they don’t like the way they feel or act. But our actions result from our intense feelings. These bad feelings can be with us all the time, or in certain situations. But, how we feel is based on what we believe to be true about ourselves in that situation. And our belief system forms our reality which is a result of how we experienced life as children. Example beliefs include, “I don’t matter to anyone.” “I’m always alone.” “What I do is never good enough.” “It is hopeless.” “I just want to die.” “What’s the use?” “I’m worthless.” This inner reality only becomes painful when real life situations remind us of our inner painful thinking. We cannot control life’s situations but we can address our stinkin’ thinkin’. Our inner belief needs to be corrected by a higher truth. God’s truth is the remedy which adjusts our paradigm and, in effect, armors us as we walk through life’s situations. Some emotional pain is the result of broken relationships, harbored anger, received offenses, judgments, etc. These also need to be reconciled to experience peace.
Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part Thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Psalm 51:6
I have been doing prayer coaching for about 10 years and as a result of what I saw ‘worked’ or not, I wrote a self-help DIY manual for my clients. The painful belief statements that cause emotional stress need to be identified, and, the place where they were first accepted or experienced, needs to be discovered. By prayer we invite God’s Truth into that situation. In that moment, we receive a new peace-giving insight in an old painful place, and our painful little reality is transformed into His reality. Then we see ourselves and our situation from His point of view. With His reality, we can experience His peace in our hearts. My book helps people go through this process on their own. I also coach people through this process.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Ps 51:10
Pat Block, ND
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.)
** Important Posts **
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.
** Join the Discussion **This website is a work in progress and a sharing tool. Feel free to use the comment forms to share your tried and true 'something natural'.