Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale
Photograph by Abe Goodale

Common Principles of Alternative Therapies

Alternative medicine is an alternative perception of the world, not just disease. What supports the whole at its interface with the natural world is alternative.

Living organisms have a built in capacity for healing, which is capable of restoring health and balance. When this capacity is blocked, medical intervention may be necessary.

When medical intervention contributes to true healing, its role is to assist the body's innate healing mechanisms. The intention is to support the health of the whole rather than to destroy the disease (allopathy).

The disease process is an intelligent decision made by the vital force to protect the organism from destroying itself. It is intelligence, not the enemy.

Symptoms are the body's expression of response to disease rather than an expression of the disease. The symptoms are not separate from the person who is expressing the symptoms.

Each person is treated as an individual: the body, soul, and spirit are a complete unit of function. We cannot separate or exclude any part.

The alternative practitioner does not impose a preconceived agenda or diagnosis on the patient, but becomes quiet, perceives and works in harmony with the present physics of the body while respecting the divine intelligence in human life.

Sacred science - the alternative practitioner must be mindful of his own health, growth, spirituality and relationships in order to be present in his or her practice.

"The body's capacity to heal itself is our natural law. With the help of the greater whole, the whole will recruit the damaged part, reorganize it, reclaim it, and integrate it with the whole again."


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