“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hyppocrates
Natural healing refers to an alternative medicine which consists of a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies that don’t originate from allopathic medicine. It means that it uses methods not based on scientific evidence but it focuses on the holistic healing of a person.
Holistic means addressing all parts of a person’s life. Physical healing, mental health and wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and value) are considered. Taking an holistic approach involves seeking the tools to balance mind and body.
Natural healing rooted in the principle of creating and offering healthful products and services that nurture people and honors the planet.
Examples of alternative medicine include new and traditional medicine practices such as:
Homeopathy: it is based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people
Osteopathy: it emphasizes the physical manipulation of the body’s muscle tissue and bones
Herbal medicine: it concerns the use of plants for medicines and health-promoting agents, and the study of such use.
Traditional Chinese medicine: is a style of traditional Asian medicine informed bu modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (ti na), exercice (qigong) and dietary therapy.
Naturopathy: it aims at preserving and optimizing the individual’s health as well as helping organism to self-regeneraye thanks to natural techniques including nutrition, massages, exercice, aromatherapy and herbal medicine that are suggested during a therapy.
Energy medicine: it heals the body by activating its natural healing energies or restoring energies that have become weak disturbed or out of balance. It uses techniques form healing traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology and qi gong.
Ayurvedic medicine: is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease.
Chiropractic: it focuses the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the belief that theses disorders affect general health via the nervous system.