Naturopathy or natural medicine, simply means working with the body, activating its innate, self-healing responses supporting and balancing your metabolism using specific nutrients and natural remedies such as herbs. This doesn’t mean you have to stop taking prescribed medication, although your need for drugs may reduce. It is often referred to as Functional Medicine today.
Hippocrates first put forward the idea of using food as medicine and this couldn’t be easier today with the availability of a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables, superfoods, juicers, blenders and so on. Key supplements and dietary changes that address your individual health needs can have a therapeutic effect way beyond that of simply boosting nutrient levels. The old saying goes ‘If you don’t use food as medicine today, medicine may become your food in future’!
Scenar, Physiokey and Sanakey
The Scenar, Physiokey and Sanakey are small devices about the size of a remote that help kick-start healing (which is often dormant if problems are long-term) reawakening communication between the body and the central nervous system. They mimic the body’s own nerve impulses in a biofeedback dialogue that the brain thinks has come from the body itself. This switches on healing, stimulating the release of the body’s own healing chemicals. Ill-health results when repetitive pathological signals cannot be dealt with, so the brain eventually stops responding. In other words, it gives up trying to heal and accepts ill health as normal. For more information please see my Blog.
Originally developed by medical doctors in the 19th century, homeopathy is a form of energy medicine. We live in a quantum soup of frequencies, which have a direct impact on matter. This is how remedies create changes in the body. One of the reasons mobile phones and wi-fi are harmful is because they disrupt the frequencies our brains and cells use to communicate.
Studies carried out on plants show changes upon exposure to homeopathic frequencies, and alterations in the molecular structure of water have also been observed. In randomised controlled trials (the gold standard of medical research), 67 demonstrated a positive effect from homeopathy compared to 11 that did not.
In my practice I often use homocords, which are potentised vitamins, minerals or herbs. Homepathy can be used for detox and herbs can be homeopathically ‘tagged’ with the bug or organ they are targeting.
Autonomic Response Testing (ART)
Developed from Applied Kinesiology by Dr Kinghardt and Dr Williams in 1993, ART has more proven specificity than most forms of kinesiology and has been rigorously tested at Columbia University. The autonomic nervous system responds to anything that stresses the body and positively to anything that is beneficial. This can be measured by Heartrate Variability, pulse and muscle testing. Treatment is an integral part of testing and includes meridian balancing and switching on the parasympathetic (healing) state leaving you calm and relaxed.
Far Infrared Saunas
Far infrared saunas are a safe and gentle way to encourage release of toxins through the skin and are suitable for even the most sensitive. They stimulate healing by improving circulation, boosting cell function, raising core body temperature, boosting resilience to electromagnetic radiation and increasing your own far infrared frequencies which are often depleted in chronic illness. Far infrared rays are found in sunlight, which is why far infrared saunas are an effective treatment for the winter blues. They are used in Japan for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.