In an ever increasing fast-paced society, many of us take the easy road of self neglect and procrastination thinking we are doing fine because we feel fine. Fast-food commercials dance in our heads, as the solution to our ever demanding race to keep up. Only later we scramble for a practitioner in the time of need... Mildred Carter, one of the pioneers of reflexology, stated in her book, 'Body Reflexology,' "whenever we feel pain anywhere in the body, even the slightest twinge of a pain, it's the body's method of sending you a signal, and if palpated and rubbed out, may prevent future illness, although the actual dis-ease may be far removed from the original site of discomfort..."
Prevention is far superior for health care than treating the illness or dis-ease in progress. This is not to say, that the illness or dis-ease can not be eliminated--it can, but it generates a sense of fear and vulunerability, which exacerbates the illness or dis-ease. This is the very reason the quick fixes for symptoms are the staple for Traditional Western Medicine.
Given the proper support and adequate care, the body can heal itself. As Louise Hay says in her book, Heal Your Body, "...no matter how dire their predicament seems to be, I KNOW if they are WILLING to do the mental work of releasing and forgiving, almost anything can be healed. The word 'incurable,' which is so frightening to so many people, really only means that the particular condition cannot be cured by 'outer' methods and that we must GO WITHIN to effect the healing. The condition came from nothing and will go back to nothing."
Coincidentally, acupuncturist, whose treatments are covered by many major insurance carriers, are utilizing a similar protocol when they palpate along the body's surface areas, known as meridians, to locate tender points, or points of pain, which are then needled, to correct various conditions. They are known to practice massage and acupressure which are also documented to mirror the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture.
Deepak Chopra, MD stated in his book, "The Book of Secrets' that "the human body runs on dual controls. If you heal it from the outside by material means, it will respond. If you heal it from the inside by subjective means, it will also respond..." Arthur Miller stated, "I think one must finally take one's life into one's arms."
Holistic Healthcare practitioners are dedicated to empower you to find nurturing links to your health and wellness.
Holistic Healthcare practices include:
- Aromatherapy/flower essences
- Ayurvedic medicine
- Chelation therapy
- Essential Oils
- Guided imagery
- Herbology/Herbal remedies
- Mind, Body, Spirit healing (using the unconscious mind)
- Movement and exercise therapy
- Nutrition therapy
- Reiki/energy medicine
- Relaxation response
- Therapeutic touch
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
How does one find Holistic Healthcare practitioners? Every community has resources: Natural food stores, natural vitamin and supplement stores. Hi Health, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Wild Oats Market, Trader Joe's, AJ's Fine Foods.