Modern medicine would have you believe that there’s only a couple options for taking care of your health, namely surgery and drugs.
While those certainly have their place, they’re the tip of the iceberg when it comes to true health!
I mean doctors used to go as far as saying that diet had nothing to do with health.
Not to mention drugs, and even more so with surgery, are large interventions, which come with larger risks.
A friend of a family member recently went through a heart transplant. That’s really amazing healing power if you pause to think about it. By no means am I discounting what can be accomplished by a skilled surgeon and modern medicine.
But, on the flip side, a good friend of mine found that he’s been battling a chronic knee issue of a bad surgery for a decade now. Or my father who’s now basically blind in one eye from a botched surgery.
There are hundreds of different modalities that can help you build health. I first talked about this concept in an early Health Sovereign Podcast.
People often say they’ve tried it all. Nope! Sorry if you’ve said this you are wrong, as no one has tried everything.
The following is a partial list of other healing modalities. Some of these are quite broad and can be used for all kinds of health issues. Some are quite specific and thus have very specific use cases.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Western Herbalism
- Orthomolecular Medicine
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Jungian Psychology
- EFT/Energy Psychology
- Myofascial Release
- Colon cleansing
- Energy Medicine
- Qi Gong
- Faith Healing
- Psychic Healing
- Medical Intuitives
- Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
- Magnetic Healing
- Sound/Music Therapy
- Crystal Healing
- Bach Flower Therapy
- Alexander Technique
- Medical Astrology
Now, if you’re trapped in the materialist paradigm then you’ll poo-poo many of these. The hardcore skeptics (some of which funded by you-know-who) certainly want you to believe that there is nothing else besides drugs and surgery.
For example, I really thought crystals were stupid. I very much wanted to dismiss that as woo-woo new age nonsense. But I couldn’t deny that I felt things occur when working with them. As of now, I haven’t done that much with them, but I am curious to try more…
Yep, I consider myself a recovering materialist.
Of course, I’m not saying all these are equal either. Please do not go see an acupuncturist if your artery is spurting out blood!
But on the flip side I wouldn’t go see a medical doctor if you’re working on healing autoimmunity.
Understand that there are charlatans in any field. That is true from medical doctors to shamans and everything in between. And there are great healers of all types too.
Here’s another good example of biases in action. People have dismissed psychoactive medicines for decades as hippie BS ever since the 60’s. Yet these are being heavily studied in medical centers now. A study published just this month in JAMA, “Effects of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy on Major Depressive Disorder,” found that two doses put into remission over 50% of the people with Major Depressive Disorder. AKA this wasn’t just the light depressive moods we all have.
If we’re talking real healing, compare two doses to, say, being on SSRI’s every day for the rest of your life…
Now, it is powerful medicine, so it must be used responsibly of course. Properly trained facilitators are key. It’s not just professional trained therapists either. Understand this is something that shamans have been doing for millennia.
There are lots of health modalities. The key is to find the ones that work best for certain things, the proper use of each one.
In addition to that, to find the modalities that work best for YOU.
Herbalism, borrowing ideas from TCM, Ayurveda, Western Herbalism, even Alchemy, is obviously a mainstay of how I strive for health.
And you wouldn’t be reading this if it weren’t something you were into too, or at least curious about.
Different herbs help with different issues too. Tongkat Ali is popular for hormone support. Lion’s Mane Mushroom is great for cognitive performance. While we tend to focus on the physical there are more possibilities available too.
Then for mental and emotional health my main tools are NLP (neuro linguistic programming) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), not to mention meditation and hypnosis.
What is in your toolbox? What modalities do you use?
I’ve trained in Energy Medicine. I’ve worked with several shamans. I have some experience in almost everything listed there.
If you truly want to be healthy then it is great to both deepen and expand your knowledgebase.
For far too long humanity has been confined to thinking about healing in all too restrictive a way. My reason for sharing this is to expand the box of your thinking.