Spiritual healing or any form of energy healing is a true blessing, but sometimes it is not enough. My spiritual healing teacher taught that we should always encourage people to get regular medical care, not just to rely on prayer and energy healing. In other words, have faith but also take action to get well and stay healthy.
Unfortunately conventional medicine has been very slow to adopt alternative healing and holistic practices such as nutrition supplements, meditation, yoga, and other alternative therapies and practices that many people find highly effective. So what do you do?
Naturopathic doctors combine scientific diagnosis with holistic remedies and treatments for optimum wellness. They look for the least invasive treatment for any disease or condition and focus on getting the patient well and helping them stay healthy.
For those of us who believe in the interaction between mind, body and spirit, naturopathy offers the best of all possible worlds. Naturopaths consider surgery and strong drugs as remedies of last resort. They approach patient health from a whole person view and embrace alternative therapies that are proven to work.
Naturopathy is a very practical approach to health and well-being: diagnose scientifically and then use whatever therapy works best for the individual and has the fewest side effects. Then make a plan for improving health and staying well.
Naturopathic practitioners vary somewhat in their views: from those who focus almost exclusively on alternative therapies to naturopathic physicians who combine naturopathy with their mainstream medical practice. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can find a naturopathic doctor who is perfect for your beliefs in most cities in the US, Canada, and around the world.
Canadians who live near Toronto can meet with Dr. Tara Andresen, ND. Visit her naturopath Toronto website to make an appointment and to learn more. The site offers a wealth of information and resources on health and naturopathy.