Our human body naturally responds to a range of different stimuli, and when it is weaker than normal our body’s immune system can fail to counter germs and viruses. This causes us to get sick or contract certain diseases. The medical field has presented us with a number of pharmaceutical drugs to address these specific illnesses, but each individual’s body may react differently to these drugs’ chemical components thus leading to negative side effects.
As we search for an alternative to conventional and synthetic drugs, we find ourselves relying closely on nature to provide us with the remedy that our body needs, thus the rise in popularity of natural healing. Even our ancient ancestors bore witness to the many benefits of this alternative type of healing, in fact as early as 2800 B.C., ancient China has been known to depend on plants and herbs to treat illnesses. Natural healing therapies help accelerate our body’s healthy chemical components to not only heal but more importantly strengthen the body’s defense mechanism. Nowadays, natural healing has taken on a number of modalities, each with their own unique and natural method to mend and treat our body.
Herbal therapy makes use of plants and herbs to bring about relief. As each plant is endowed with its own genetic composition, each plant produces different kinds of chemical reactions within our body. Herbal therapies are once again gaining popularity as advancements in research and clinical studies attests to the relevance of herbal remedies in the prevention and treatment of diseases. The use of herbs for this type of natural healing therapy may take the form of fusions, teas, supplements, creams or as plain traditional home remedies.
Herbal medicine is perhaps the most dynamic among all other types of natural healing modalities, as we have been given an abundance of natural resources. One of the essential benefits derived from these herbs is that of providing our body with needed nutrients that may be missing from our regular diet. When our body is not given the proper nutrition it needs, certain illnesses such as physical and emotional pains, begins to develop. By using these herbal medicines, we reinstate the body’s natural nutritional balance allowing us to ward off diseases. Herbs also function as natural acne remedies, body detoxifiers and immunity boosters.
Touch therapy stems from a 4,000 year old massage healing practices from the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt, Greece and Rome. This variety of natural healing makes use of one’s hands and feet to relax and heal our body. Touch Therapy has been known to relieve anxiety, stimulate blood circulations, fight depression, build immunity and reduce stress and fatigue.
Another mode of natural healing is known as aromatherapy or treatment by way of scents. It makes use of natural oils extracted from flowers, fruits, trees, grasses and seeds to enhance relaxation, reduce fatigue and anxiety, and create an overall positive mood.