THE 6 PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL MEDICINE:::
Each week we have been exploring a different principle at the heart of the natural medicine modalities of herbalism and naturopathy. Ideally, these are principles at the heart of any healing therapy, as they are ideals that are supportive of life.
The fourth principle of natural medicine is:
HEAL THE WHOLE PERSON : Tolle Totum
Each person is seen as an integrated whole, with all parts of their body working together as one unified consciousness with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. The harmonious functioning of these parts is essential for healing. The whole is seen as greater than merely the sum of the parts.
For example.. It wouldn’t be enough to merely treat a range of symptoms of fatty liver such as tiredness and weight issues, and leave the diet of greasy foods & alcoholism to the side. It needs to be an integral part of the conversation. Likewise, it wouldn’t be enough to merely take the food & alcohol away, without exploring the driving factors to consume these numbing agents. This is a Tolle Totum approach, with the client at the centre of the treatment.
What happens with all the aspects of a person are looked at together, is a much greater response to healing than looking at each individual part alone.
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