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Is Natural Therapy Right for You?

Jan 31, 2008
Natural therapy is an alternative medicine using a combination of alternative medicines. The most common ones used are diet modification, different foods, dietary supplements and exercise. All of these alternative medicines are used together to cure the body naturally. Natural therapy excludes the use of major surgery and most conventional drugs. The emphasis is on helping the body heal itself naturally.

There are 6 principles that natural therapy (Naturopathy) is guided by:

The healing power of nature
Identify and treat the cause (diagnosis)
The whole body should be treated not just an isolated part.
The doctor is the teacher
Preventive measures.

The healing power of nature: this works on 2 principles. The power of the body to heal itself by building up body resistance. The second principle that nature heals, this means that many illnesses will heal up on their own utilizing the body's own immune system. A commonsense approach is employed, with getting enough sleep, exercising and eating nutritional food.

Identify and treat the cause: Diagnosis and eradicating the root of the problem must be done to enable the healing process to begin.

The whole body should be treated not just an isolated part: Not only the actual symptoms are treated but the entire body health is taken into consideration.

The doctor is the teacher: in this type of medicine the doctor is obligated to teach the patient to be responsible for their own health. This is an integral part of the treatment.

Preventive measures: are applied as the ultimate goal of this treatment is to maintain health and build up your body health so that you naturally will not get sick. This will include eating foods which will help your body's immune system and those that have natural ant-toxins in them.

First do no harm: When natural medicine is practiced it is important to recognize all symptoms. This is so that you can avoid any therapy that just hides the symptoms and does not aid natural healing.

When you combine different forms of natural alternative medicine you will give your body a chance to heal itself. Natural therapy can eventually become a way of life. Once you are educated in the various ways your body can heal itself and stay healthy you can start putting them into practice. You can maintain a healthier lifestyle which in turn ensures that you will stay healthier have more energy and enjoy your life to the fullest. Everything about the body must be taken into consideration for this type of natural therapy to work.
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