In this episode, we're talking about the next spiritual gift on our alphabetical list, "healing."
There are different ways to “heal” your body. The most common way is by going to a medical doctor and taking medicine. In truth, in most instances all the meds do is alleviate the discomfort. However, there are much better ways to heal what ails you.
Consider the natural ways, called alternative healing. One of the oldest ways is using herbs. People have been using herbs for a long time to help them feel better. It's something you can learn to do for yourself.
Herbs don't provide you with good amounts of nutrients like food does, but they have special things in them that can make you feel better. They can influence how your body works and help you feel less uncomfortable. In fact, a lot of the medicines we have today were made from certain elements found in herbs. A good example is the drug Digitalis which was derived from Foxglove many years ago.
Another way to heal is called naturopathy. This is when you take care of your body and nourish it with a good diet, clean water, exercise and naturopathic supplements, so it can fix itself. By doing these practices you bring your body back into balance. Some naturopaths, like me, practice something called Holistic Naturopathy. In this approach we work with clients to help their body, mind, and spirit come back to harmony and well-being.
Homeopathy is another way to heal. It's been around for a long time too. The idea behind homeopathy is "like treats like." That means if you have a problem, you can take something thatcauses the same problem and it can help your body fix itself. It's like giving your body a little nudge to get back to normal.
I learned about homeopathy from my friend, Dr. Frank King. He said homeopathic remedies can help get rid of blocked energy in the body. Our bodies are made up of chemicals and electricity, so using these remedies can be really helpful.
In our next posting we will continue exploring other modalities