Traditional Healers treat by Natural methods.The philosophy of Traditional Healing encompasses the concept that the human body is an organism with self healing and strong recuperative capabilities, which if maintained in optimal condition, is capable of ongoing health and longevity.
Where disease does exist, a Traditional Healer aims to correct both the internal imbalances as well as the external inharmonies, so that the natural healing power can once again act freely and restore health.
Traditional Healers do not claim to CURE disease, as this can only be accomplished by Nature's healing power; they utilise gentle therapeutic approaches that follow Nature's Laws, in order to facilitate the restoration of harmony between the individual's internal and external relationships with nature, and in this way facilitate the body's natural healing capacity, thus leading to a return to health.
Traditional Healers' methods of treatment.
The treatment methods used by Traditional Healers may vary in detail from country to country, but the main thrusts of the treatments are the same worldwide.
In the main, the first and most important aspect to be corrected is the Nutritional status of the patient, as without proper nutrition all healing is compromised.
The second treatment method utilised by Traditional Healers is Herbal Medicine.
Medicinal herbs have been used by humans since the beginning of time as "nutritional supplements" with special properties and power. We now know that many plants contain, in addition to nutrients, active ingredients that enhance the function of specific organs or certain metabolic processes in the body.
Herbal medicine therefore is used, when a more powerful treatment is needed than nutrition alone. Herbal remedies can produce powerful effects and therefore require skilful prescribing, but on the other hand can in expert hands, often produce remarkable healing outcomes.
The third method used by Traditional Healers is Phytoenergetics™.
Phytoenergetic medicines are plant and mineral essences that are in many ways similar in nature to the well-known Bach Flower remedies, although the application of remedies is considerably expanded in Phytoenergetic medicine. Phytoenergetics go by differen t names in different parts of the world, but whatever name is used, they are always prepared from either herbal or mineral substances that are diluted by means of a special process that diminishes their physiological effect and enhances their dynamic activity. Phytoenergetcs are used to treat some forms of mental and emotional distress, to correct the underlying psychological factors of an illness and to restore the balance between physical and natural cycles. They are also used in allergy desensitisation methods and in cases where health problems may be deep seated.
Traditional Healers also use a range of Physical approaches, that may range from the puncturing of active "energy" points on the body, cupping, warming of specific reflex areas, hydrotherapy, remedial massage, soft tissue manipulation, to name but a few. The range of physical approaches used is almost limitless and each Traditional Healer has his or her, usually ethnically based, sets of treatment for the approaches described above and for re-establishing proper nerve function, proper blood and lymph flow and proper structural function.
Traditional Healers also use certain Psychotherapeutic approaches. These are not the same as those practised in Western medicine however. Traditional Healers believe that most psychological problems are the result of complex mind-body disharmonies. They therefore do not use "psychoanalysis" because they believe that most of these disharmonies cannot be simply "talked away". Traditional Healers will carefully observe gestures and responses in patients to determine where interferences occur and may sometimes even engage in idle chatter to determine "stress points" or simply to learn what manner of response is normal for that individual. When problems are found, certain age-old and true and tried mental exercises may be given to the patient or advice of a specific nature may be given. Some psychological distress is treated by internal remedies alone.
Diagnostic methods used in Traditional Healing.The treatment success of any Traditional Healer depends greatly on proper diagnostic methods. And indeed these are many and varied. Some of these, such as careful observation of the patient have already been described above.
One of the main diagnostic methods used in Traditional Healing however, is pulse diagnosis. The interaction that occurs between the heart and the blood vessels speaks volumes about the physical and psychological state of a person, and is most commonly - and easily - read at the radial pulse on the wrist. Tongue diagnosis, in which the colour of the tongue and any coating on the tongue is analysed is also almost universally used by Traditional Healers, as is urine analysis, for which traditional methods, such as observation of colour, odour and consistency, as well as modern "strip" tests are commonly used. Some diagnostic methods that are considered ancillary to Traditional Healing are: nail, hand, and iris and sclera diagnosis. Each of these has their own applications and strength and weaknesses and are used more or less widely by Traditional Healers all over the world.
Many Traditional Healers also use modern scientific approaches such as blood tests, hair mineral analysis, other pathology tests and X-rays. This is not a surrender to other disciplines, but rather an indication of the practical and pragmatic mind-set of the Traditional Healer, who is never reluctant to use the best that any age has to offer.
Why see a Traditional Healer?It has often been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but it is also sadly true that we often fail to follow our special and individual health needs; we usually only commence worrying about our health when it has been lost.
Traditional Healers always prefer to prevent disease, rather than having to treat it. To this end they will assess all aspects of an individual's health needs and translate these into specific guidelines which will asssist in the maintenance of optimum health.
If however, health problems have already developed, a Traditional Healer can usually set out a comprehensive baseline that will enable the correction of the cause, which will in turn lead to the natural resolution of the problem.
Traditional Healing works through eliminating the cause of a given condition, by correcting the nutritional status and assisting in the elimination of toxins from drugs and environmental pollution, past poor eating habits, improperly handled disease and long-standing disharmony with natural cycles and with nature. It also works at re-establishing the natural mental, emotional, metabolic, organic and structural balance.
The time needed for the restoration of the natural balance, which is essential for full and dynamic health, tends to vary from case to case and greatly depends on a person's inherent constitution, the nature of an illness and the severity and duration of an illness or condition. In some cases treatment compliance may be difficult or the steps needed may simply be more than a person is willing to invest. A standard rule is that old conditions take more take time to correct because more extensive damage has been done. Thus in many cases the healing process requires patience from both the Traditional Healer and their patient. Nevertheless, it is only through a return of a way of living that is natural for human beings, that the goals of health, vitality and a longevity may be realised.
Please note: Traditional Healing is in most cases able to complement any essential treatment being given by a medical doctor.
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