When did we stop remembering that our bodies know how to heal?
Remember your own infinite healing potential.
Know that your body knows how to, & wants, to heal.
Please don’t forget.
You are SO MUCH MORE than flesh & bone. You have a spirit, a uniqueness, a light – there will never be another you, and your body is infinitely wise. You cannot be explained in mere words, or by science – you are far too complex and layered for such a simplified explanation.
Mainstream media & the popular (but limited) reductionist view of the body & medicine, wants you to forget your own healing power. We are being taught to be sceptical of natural laws and being told to distrust our body’s innate ability to learn, repair and heal. We are being taught to be afraid of our own body, and of our environment.
Society is being conditioned to become sceptics of EVIDENCE based, holistic natural therapies such as Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Homeopathy & more. This is the result of a government who is informed by industry over non-biased advisors.
I’ve felt incredibly disillusioned recently – our government is very quietly and subversively eroding our health freedoms – you may not be aware, but health fund rebates for many natural medicines (including Naturopathy & Yoga), have been cut. Educational courses are also being shut down, and the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) is pushing to de-regulate natural medicine products – which puts your safety at risk.
Damian Kristof (a very highly regarded Australian Chiropractor and Naturopath) recently wrote: “It seems that the moment you are born, you are thought to be frail and unable to survive and thrive. Since the beginning of time until only the last 120 years, humans have been able to grow, populate, thrive and multiply without a lot of intervention. We used to pass on information from cultural lessons, and through experience we realised what was beneficial and what was not. These days there is a big push for ONLY science. I LOVE SCIENCE, BUT I LOVE NATURE TOO. …………….I will always explain that science continues to try and explain nature, and occasionally it gets closer to understanding it – BUT science is not THE ANSWER and it’s not fail safe. The concept of science is to arrive at a thought, ask more questions, try to answer the question and then ask more. There should rarely be an absolute thought or idea unless it is 100% predictable – like MATHS. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that is natural, is not 100% predictable.”
I couldn’t agree more with what he writes.
That’s why health choice is important for all of us. Everybody has a right to choose how to treat their body, what ‘therapy’ suits them best, & which tools we want to utilise & when……there are many ‘tools ‘- herbs, vitamins, minerals, essence’s, essential oils, homeopathic, pharmaceutical drugs, as well as many therapies – Naturopathy, Yoga, Bowen, Massage, Myofascial release, pharmaceutical drugs, surgery. If you want to choose western medicine, that fine, but allow me the right to choose natural medicine also.
We are intelligent, intuitive, creative & unique individuals – we must be able to choose what works for us, what fits our own personal belief system, & when. We are allowed (& I encourage you) to try different therapies, and our choice of medicine can evolve with us.
Western medicine is in many cases LIFESAVING and BENEFICIAL, but it’s not the only way. Until the early 1900’s, we actually relied on herbs, plants & essences to treat illness, and many pharmaceuticals are actually derived from plants. But the still fact remains – Nature provides elegant solutions to virtually any problem.
I am all for ‘science based medicine’, but we must acknowledge that the modern reductionist view of the body, and the way in which evidence is considered from a hierarchal perspective, is in itself, limiting. Human beings are COMPLEX, and patient’s rarely inhabit a world of controlled experiments and average results.
“Natural medicine was once the only medicine. It wasn’t considered “an alternative.” That only happened much later, after synthetically produced, patent drugs came onto the scene, and profit and not safety and efficacy became the ultimate priority……. There is no single disease ever caused by a lack of a drug, but there are diseases caused by lack of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Why then, do we consider the former – chemical medicine – the standard of care, and food as medicine quackery? Money and power is the obvious answer.” ‘Sayer Ji’ (founder of www.GreenMedinfo.com a comprehensive database of hundreds of thousands of studies that indicate science DOES in fact support natural healing – check it out if you are looking for evidence).
‘First do no harm’ forms the basis of any health practice – both natural and western medicine. Please note, the safety record of natural medicines is unparalleled – much safer than their western counterpart – pharmaceuticals. So why is our government attempting to restrict our health choice?
I don’t usually like to get political (well not in public!!)– but in this case I feel it is SO important. We MUST fight to protect our health freedoms.
Please support the ‘Your Health Your Choice’ campaign by signing the petition over at the website Your Health Your Choice. You can also contribute by donating, sharing on social media, or writing to local government.
Know that your body is infinitely wise, know that Mother Nature is infinitely wise….and ‘Science’ will NEVER be more clever than that.