Natural Healing Modalities Are An Essential Part of Health & Healing
From the Eastern perspective, the heart chakra represents it. A description is provided by this link on Fritsi.
Natural healing modalities have been a significant part of my studies. Then, I incorporated different ones into my life.
Ultimately I have included information about them in my work. They are Western or Eastern non-invasive techniques. Their definitions are below (from Yahoo unless otherwise indicated):
Acupuncture and acupressure “Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. It is over 2,500 years older than Western Medicine.
Acupressure is a type of acupuncture that uses light electrical stimulations that flow through needles, but it can also be done with the hands.”
Ayurvedic medicine “The ancient Indian medical system, also known as Ayurveda, is based on ancient writings that rely on a “natural” and holistic approach to physical and mental health.
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and remains one of India’s traditional health care systems.”
Chinese medicine “Traditional Chinese medicine: The current name for an ancient system of health care from China. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on a concept of balanced qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, that is believed to flow throughout the body.”
Chiropractic “Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially of the spine. It has esoteric origins and is based on several pseudoscientific ideas.” Wikipedia
Herbalism “Herbal medicine (also herbalism) is the study of pharmacognosy and the use of medicinal plants, which are a basis of traditional medicine. . . .” Wikipedia
Homeopathy “Homeopathy or homoeopathy is a pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine. Its practitioners, called homeopaths, believe that a substance that causes symptoms of a disease in healthy people can cure similar symptoms in sick people.
This doctrine is called similia similibus curentur, or “like cures like”. All relevant scientific knowledge about physics, chemistry, biochemistry and biology gain…” Wikipedia
Massage “manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument for relaxation or therapeutic purposes’. ” Merriam-Webster
Meditation “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique(.)
(A technique) such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.” wikipedia.org
Reflexology “a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body.” Oxford
Reiki “a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.” Oxford
Yoga “a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation’.” Oxford