Complementary therapies aim to release or enable the body's natural remedies. Even the 'talking therapies', started by Dr Sigmund Freud a century ago, aim to help us with emotional problems this way. None of this condemns orthodox medicine. Working from different principles and with different methods, complementary therapies do something different. Sometimes orthodox methods are necessary.
Occasionally, a combination of therapies can achieve progress where one alone cannot. A great benefit of this overlap is that patients get choice. Informed choice gives people control over their lives. This is known to help recovery in its own right. So, being able to choose what feels right can actually be best for you.
Information and choice are vital!
Innate Intelligence is defined as the life force within the body.
It holds all the knowledge to allow living creatures to function. This allows us
to live without conscious control of the billions of electrical, chemical, and physical
processes that we are made of. It helps all life disobey the laws of physics by collecting
and using energy, rather than simply losing it like a hot kettle cooling down. Once
born, we depend on being self-
Understanding of the life force seems global. The Chinese know it as 'chi' and use it as the basic principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In ancient India it was known as 'pranna' and it is still the basis of ayurvedic therapies. The native Americans call it Energy Medicine.
In ancient Greece, Hippocrates believed that 'illness' was the result of a battle
between injuring forces and innate healing abilities. In 1833, writing in Germany,
Hahnemann said in his Philosophy of Homeopathy, 'without this animating, spirit-
The body instinctively knows how to live!