Self-Healing Power of Plants
Types of Essential Oils
Healing Philosophy of Naturopathy
Principles of Naturopathic Healing
Herbal Healing
Why Hypnosis?
Self-Hypnosis for Self-Healing
How to Hypnotize Yourself
How to Hypnotize to Heal
Aromatherapy
Naturopathy
Herbal Therapy
Hypnotherapy
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Other than conventional medicine, there are many alternative healings that are not only natural but also less invasive.

Aromatherapy


Aromatherapy, one of the oldest self-healing arts, uses essential oils to promote health and wellness of the skin, the body, the mind, and the soul for complete self-healing. The aroma, from the essential oils of certain plants through the bursting of their tiny glands, has therapeutic self-healing effects. These plants, having accumulated the radiant energy from the sun, produce essential oils that have anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory self-healing properties.

Self-Healing Power of Plants

Ancient healers were holistic: to them, self-healing was a transcendent art. They believed in the self-healing power of plant energy; accordingly, if plants could heal the body with their energies, they could also heal the mind too, given that the body and the mind were but one. Based on this belief, ointments, oils, incenses, infusions, and poultices were widely used in ancient healing in China, India, Greece, Babylon, and Egypt.

Types of Essential Oils

Essential oils can be classified according to their rate of evaporation.


High-volatility essential oils--those that evaporate quickly--have invigorating properties.

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Low-volatility essential oils--those that evaporate slowly--have calming and sedating properties.

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Medium-volatility essential oils--those that evaporate moderately--have stimulant and regulative properties.

Essential oils do not have any side effects. Quite the contrary, they have salubrious effects on your health and wellness. Their subtle therapeutic effects are conducive to self-healing:

They can relax the nervous system, giving clarity of mind for stress control.

They can stimulate the blood circulation to promote better brain and heart health.

They can revitalize the skin of all ages, giving it glow and color.

They can calm and sedate perturbed emotions for emotional health.

They can ease aches and pains by removing inflammation.
Aroma goes through the nose to the brain, thereby positively affecting the limbic system of the brain for optimum emotional health. In addition, essential oils can penetrate the skin' surface and cure all skin problems, such as acne, burns, scars, eczema, and even skin cancers.

Aromatherapy is optimized with massage therapy. Given that touch is an extension of your earliest memories, massage therapy, when used in conjunction with essential oils, can heal the body and the mind.


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Naturopathy

Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is an integrated system of primary health care based on the use of herbs and foods for medicine, exposure to fresh air and sunlight, and hydrotherapy (the use of hot and cold water application), such as steam or sauna, to enhance wellness for purpose of self-healing.

Naturopathic medicine began to be recognized as a distinct healing system in North America at the turn of the 20th century by Benedict Lust, a German immigrant who employed clean food, water, air, sun, and exercise with hydrotherapy as healing agents to restore health and promote self-healing.

Healing Philosophy of Naturopathy

Naturopathy is based on the philosophy that all living things have an innate ability to heal themselves due to an innate vital force that promotes self-cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing. The key to self-healing is to address the depressed immune system, the disruptive hormonal changes, the disorderly nervous and the dysfunctional elimination systems. Once balance is restored, then the body will begin its self-healing, although it may be a long and slow process.
 
Naturopathic medicine was first recognized as a distinct medical system in North America at the turn of the 20th century by
Bennedict Lust, a German immigrant who employed clean food, water, air, sun, and exercise with hydrotherapy as healing agents to restore health and promote self-healing.

Naturopathic medicine focuses on the individual's biochemistry, biomechanics, and emotional predispositions, which are the main causes of disease, and therefore the essential components of self-healing.

To illustrate, if you have fever, you body may be attacked by a pathogen(a substance capable of producing illness or disease). The fever is merely your body’s natural response to that pathogen in an attempt to ward off the potential disease due to that pathogen. According to naturopathy, if your constitution is properly supported by good nutrition and rest, your immune system will spring back into action to fight that pathogen to avoid the onset of disease. Self-healing is a natural phenomenon of health and wellness. Self-healing is the result of your body system being brought back to a state of balance or “ease,” instead of “dis-ease.”

Principles of Naturopathic Self-Healing

Doing no further harm to your body is the first as well as the most important principle of naturopathic self-healing. If you continue to abuse your body with toxins through wrong diet and a wayward lifestyle, you are jeopardizing your own recovery from any disease.

Your body is designed to heal itself. It is your responsibility to facilitate and enhance this self-healing process.

Naturopathic medicine focuses on the cause of disease, rather than the treatment of its symptoms. Therefore, self-healing begins with identifying the cause of the "dis-ease."

Naturopathic medicine is holistic healing, which means treating the whole person, including the body, the mind, and the soul. In absence of the wholeness, there is no complete recovery from disease.

In Latin, the word "doctor" means a "teacher." The role of the doctor is to "teach," and the role of the patient is to "learn." In other words, you are responsible for your own self-healing.

Prevention is always better than cure. If there is no disease, where is the need for a cure?

Maintain optimal health and wellness in the body, the mind, and the soul, irrespective of your current conditions of health.

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Herbal Therapy

Herbs have been around for thousands of years for cure and healing. The medicinal values of many herbs have been validated by research studies. As a result, the interest in herbal cures has soared for many reasons:


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Herbs are often safer than pharmaceutical drugs, which are toxic chemicals.

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Herbs have fewer side effects because they are gentler than many conventional drugs.

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Herbs are natural because they come from natural plants.

Herbs not only manage disease symptoms but also promote general health. Conventional medicine focuses on addressing disease symptoms rather than enhancing wellness.

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Herbs provide many options to a pharmaceutical drug.

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Herbs may give you an opportunity to administer self-cure and self-healing.

Chinese Herbal Remedies

Herbal healing is an integral part of Chinese medicine, which has utilized Chinese herbs for self-healing for thousands of years. Over the centuries, there were as many as 5,000 Chinese herbs used in herbal cures, but only a fraction of them have become celebrated herbs in Chinese medicine for herbal healing.

There is a close affinity between foods and herbs, as indicated by a Chinese saying: "One can never draw a line between foods and herbs." In other words, herbal health is a way of life. To illustrate, Asian dandelions and Chinese yams are so mild in effect that they are eaten as foods; many plants are both foods and herbs, such as garlic and ginger.

According to
The Yellow Emperor's Classics of Internal Medicine, the fundamental herbal cures are based on the five food-cure principles in Chinese medicine: Eat five cereal grains, five meats, five fruits and five vegetables to stay healthy.

The five cereal grains are the principle nourishments for self-healing: rice; red beans; wheat and barley; soybeans; bloom corns

The five fruits are secondary nourishments: apricots; chestnuts; peaches; pears; red dates.


The five animals reinforce the life-energy: beef; chicken; lamb; pork; dog meat (in ancient China).

The five vegetables supplant any deficiency: chives; green onions; leaves of pulse plants; scallions; vegetable marrow.


Even as far back as the Chou Dynasty (1122 -255 B.C.),
The Book of Rites stated five kinds of Chinese herbs for self-healing: cereal; grass; stone; tree; worm.

Hypnotherapy

For decades, psychologists and psychiatrists have used hypnotherapy to treat emotional and mental disorders. The good news is that you can do it yourself with self-hypnosis.

Why Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy?

Your mind is all powerful in that what you believe in determines what will come true for you. That is to say, it is a way of creating a “reality” that creates what you want. Hypnotherapy is a self-healing process by which you bring about positive changes in your attitudes and behaviors, thereby initiating your body-mind self-healing.


Hypnosis is a powerful tool to access the deeper layers of your conscious mind through deep relaxation and sustained repetition of self-suggestions in order to change attitudes and behaviors to bring about self-healing.

Hypnosis is programming of your mind to change some deeply embedded negative messages that have been inculcated into your subconscious mind through your own experiences, perceptions, or exposures that may prevent self-healing. Remember, your subconscious mind influences your conscious mind. Therefore, hypnosis is the technique of changing some deep-seated beliefs about yourself in your subconscious mind in order to change your conscious mind.

Self-Hypnosis for Self-Healing

Self-hypnosis can bring about self-healing. As a matter of fact, hypnotherapy is a method of self-cure. Disease has its origin from the mind, and hence affecting the body, expressed in physical and physiological symptoms.

Specifically, under self-hypnosis, you become unshackled from the constraints of the outer reality surrounding you. Your subconscious mind becomes free to reorganize its thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and behaviors that may be holding you back from self-healing.

During your everyday interactions with the world, you conscious mind is like the surface of the ocean-it is rough and turbulent. But if you dive into the depths of the ocean (like your subconscious mind), you will see a totally different world. Every day, you are bombarded with sounds, sights, and smells that stimulate your mind positively or negatively. To go deep into the ocean, where there is absolute calm, you need to have a calm mind, not a disturbed one. Hence, relaxation is the essence of self-hypnosis.

How to Hypnotize Yourself

You can do self-hypnosis on your own. All you need to learn is how to place yourself in a receptive state of mind (that is, altering your subconscious mind) by giving it powerful instructions on how to change (also known as “suggestions”) in order to change your conscious mind.


How to Hypnotize to Heal

Once you have mastered the basics of self-hypnosis-easily get yourself into a relaxed and receptive state of mind-you can begin self-healing self-hypnosis because by now you can easily gain access to deeper layers of your mind.

Remember, repetitions can make a learned response more difficult to unlearn or remove. By the same token, repetitions can also change undesirable behaviors into positive ones.

To heal yourself, you need to pre-record a self-healing script, just as you prepared a pre-recorded script for deep relaxation. This is how you can go about preparing self-suggestions for self-healing:


Learn to relax. Meditation is an excellent way to relax both the body and the mind.

Learn to develop focused attention (such as watching a candle flame at close distance) or passivity of mind.

Find yourself in a receptive state of mind: arms and legs like floating; eyelids heavy or fluttering; and relaxed facial muscles.

Deepen your state of trance with a pre-recorded relaxation script: concentrating on deep breaths, such as breathing in and breathing out, breathing more easily and more freely; loosening muscles in each part of your body. Spread the increased calmness into your heart and your entire chest until you feel totally relaxed.

Familiarize yourself with that deep relaxation you have acquired through many repetitions. By then, you may also have associated certain key words in your pre-recorded script with your relaxed responses. In other words, you have conditioned yourself to respond to certain key words or phrases, through repetition and association, to attain your deep relaxation; that is the beginning of self-hypnosis.

How to Hypnotize to Heal

Once you have mastered the basics of self-hypnosis-easily get yourself into a relaxed and receptive state of mind-you can begin self-healing self-hypnosis because by now you can easily gain access to deeper layers of your mind.

Remember, repetitions can make a learned response more difficult to unlearn or remove. By the same token, repetitions can also change undesirable behaviors into positive ones.

To heal yourself, you need to pre-record a self-healing script, just as you prepared a pre-recorded script for deep relaxation. This is how you can go about preparing self-suggestions for self-healing:

•   State your strong desire to heal.

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Create vivid imagery of your healing with more pictures and more details:  “I see myself get up in the morning. I put on my sports gear and shoes and go down to the gym of my apartment. I see myself walking on the treadmill.”

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Program yourself engaging in the activities or behaviors that you believe will bring about certain aspects of your self-healing.

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Be positive. Instead of “I do not feel fatigue,” write “I feel more energetic.”

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Always use the present tense, such as “I like whole foods” not “soon I will eat whole foods” or “I will not take junk food anymore.”

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Make your self-suggestions simple and easy to remember.

Empower your self-suggestions with emotional words, such as “fantastic” and “wonderful”

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Visualize yourself achieving your desired goals and repeat it to yourself.



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