Now that I have awakened and finally moving into my destiny to help/assist others on their path, living according to the “laws of nature”, there are some questions rolling around in my mind and I’m wondering if anyone else thinks of these things…
When asked what I “do” for a living, I may share my transition into naturopathy. Here is a typical response; a wrinkled brow, a frown, a ”You are an RN, don’t you know better?” comment, or “Oh, you do that alternative/complimentary stuff”. It is rarely received with any grace or enthusiasm when I share with colleagues in Western Medicine. I find the hair on the back of my neck stands up on alert, as these comments may indicate a lack of understanding. I smile and say: “Yes, I am a natural health professional”, and that pretty much ends the conversation.
What I might wish to say is ”Oh, do you believe that living according to the laws of nature is really the alternative? Let’s see, which one really came first or second? And just how did any of this come to be considered as “alterative”? Here are some examples:
- We know that ancient Chinese medicine and herbal remedies have been around for centuries and they work!
-We know that healing modalities in vibrational/energy realms, including these mentioned below as examples, relieve pain and suffering…even promote healing….
- Jin Shin Jytsu – (an ancient Japanese healing art)
- Cranial sacral therapy
-Several Biblical scriptures provide instruction on how to live according to the laws of nature. The Bible was written long before Western medicine developed, which gained momentum in the early 1800s.
-Food as nutrition…what a concept! If we eat only the things that our grandmothers would recognize as “food”, how much healthier as a nation we would be. What kind of impact could this have on the obesity epidemic now plaguing this country? Healthcare costs and spending for obesity-related/diabetic care are soaring.
-Pioneers in natural health include Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897). If you check a Tabor’s medical dictionary, you would see that this German priest recommended lying in the dewy grass of the morning to ease the pains of rheumatism. His work/research/books on water therapy claim cures to such things as TB, as well as many other ills. He is considered to be the founder of water therapy, or hydrotherapy to ease dis-ease as well as healing. Just plain water! Nature has provided water, not Western medicine.
There are hundreds more examples from the world of natural health approaches. The topic could be an entire seminar to just mention all the wonderful ways we can apply the laws of nature to get healthy, remain healthy, and avoid many of the chronic, debilitating conditions that plague people in this country.
Why should any of this matter to you, many of whom are likely a patient, family member of a patient, or a visitor to the Camelot Cancer Care? It matters because you too have had an awakening, that there just may be choices in how to get well beyond what you will hear/learn about on television, Big pharma marketing their drugs directly to you in a most glamorous fashion, and even from your medical physician, or surgeon.
Congratulations on making your investment to become educated on your choices in care/treatments so that you can make informed decisions. This will help each one of you to trust your inner intuition along with the evidence and options presented to you. There can certainly be a blend of natural healing/living approaches with assistance from Western Medicine as well. Just be sure to check out all your options.
May each one of you reading this be Blessed in your choices as you continue on your path to health.
Linda J Kneipp, RN, CIC, CNHP