Sheri Nakken, former R.N., MA, Hahnemannian Homeopath
The human body is highly intelligent and is designed to continually maintain optimum health; even symptoms of disease are beneficial examples of the drive towards health. This innate ability of the body to self-heal is used by holistic therapists worldwide but rarely explained in a way that medical personnel or members of the public can understand and, therefore, make use of.
I have published a book illustrating these facts and the dissemination of this material to the general public has become a significant project in my practice and teaching, here I have brought together the principles obtained from practising holistic medicine as well as the details discovered through modern biomedical research.
The principles in ‘The Science of Health & Healing’ embraces the fact that the human body possesses highly evolved systems designed to heal and keep you alive, and that many symptoms of illness are in fact intelligent reactions intended to protect the body when stressed beyond normal limits. The information provided in this website gives an introduction to many of these ideas for some conditions, the book gives more details relating to immune reactions, infectious illnesses, allergies, and more severe immune conditions affecting the nervous system and brain.
Once we understand that the symptoms of the body are designed to counteract the impact of lifestyle, stresses and trauma – in attempting to cure illness, the vital question emerges:
Should the symptoms be stopped
or are they an aid to recovery?
This book reveals the benefits of working with the intelligence of the body during illness, and contrasts that with the serious consequences of simply trying to stop symptoms with medication. This also helps us to understand the reasons for the current explosion of serious and chronic disease that is affecting epidemic proportions of adults and young children all over the world.
In this book, we are able to see how the two apparently opposing world views of orthodox and holistic medicine can be effectively integrated to make sense for both therapist and patient. Bringing together the knowledge provided by modern medical science and the principles of holistic healing practiced by alternative health therapists all over the world, providing…
…insight that is both common sense
and yet for many people groundbreaking
Whether we attain unbounded health & vitality or descend into serious & chronic disease, will be greatly influenced by the choices we make in our times of crisis, (our illness). These choices are determined by our understanding of disease, which is largely governed by an outdated medical orthodoxy. Many of us have been taught to ‘believe’ that things are going ‘wrong’ when they are in fact going ‘right’, to fight ‘enemies’ that are our ‘friends’ and to ignore issues that are vitally important in creating health.
“When you trust in yourself
you trust in the wisdom that created you”
The inherent message of ‘The Science of Health & Healing’ shows us how we can become the experts in our own health, revealing a vastly different source of effective options in health-care, making our choices simpler and safer. Uniquely, this book will help holistic health professionals to understand how to incorporate the medical sciences into their practice and at the same time provides a bridge for those in orthodox medicine to understand the rationale and science of the holistic therapist.
“The processes of disease aim not at the
destruction of life, but the saving of it”
Frederick Treves, 1905