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Embracing Holistic Wellness: The Power of Natural Medicine

Written by Sandra Quist, Homeopath & Founder, The Hague Natural Health Centre

In a world where modern medicine often takes centre stage, the allure of natural remedies

rooted in ancient traditions is experiencing a resurgence. The World Health Organisation

estimates that 88% of all countries use traditional medicines. Natural medicine,

encompassing practices such as Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Yoga, and

Meditation, offers a holistic approach to health. Despite its resurgence, many people still

do not understand how natural medicine can help them. Following is an overview of

possible nature based options.

Stress & Mental Health

Many people are finding their way to yoga, meditation and breath-work to reduce stress.

These ancient practices intertwine spiritual and physical well-being and offer profound

benefits. With regular practice, they improve flexibility, reduce stress, and contribute to

overall improved mental and physical health. Meditation has been linked to lower levels

of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress. By reducing cortisol levels, meditation can

help mitigate the physiological effects of chronic stress.

Depression & Anxiety

Typical treatments for depression include psychotherapy, counselling or eye movement

desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Another option for treating anxiety is

homeopathy, which aims to address the original cause of depression and reduce the

related physical and emotional symptoms that the person is experiencing.

Chronic Pain & Inflammation

Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to

stimulate energy flow. It's known to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and restore

balance in the body's energy pathways. Reiki is another method that can reduce pain in

the body in a gentle yet effective way. Additionally, herbal teas such as ginger, curcuma

and nettle tea are helpful in reducing inflammation.

Oral & Digestive Tract Disorders

In Ayurveda, the practice of tongue cleansing is considered an important aspect of daily

oral and health hygiene dating back centuries. This practice is believed to contribute to a

healthy digestive track by removing bacteria, toxins, and residue from the tongue’s

surface. The tongue is connected to various organs and systems in the body and cleansing

it positively influences the functioning of the digestive organs. A helpful tip is to avoid

using a toothbrush on the tongue because it could damage the sensitive taste buds.

Instead, it is best to use a stainless steel or silver tongue cleaner.

Eczema & Skin Disorders

Many people suffer from various skin disorders for years without relief. Disorders of the

skin can have various causes including poor diet, hormonal changes, microbial factors, or

stress. Natural medicine can improve skin conditions. Homeopathy in particular has

demonstrated results in treating pesky water warts or ringworm in both children and

adults. While Ayurveda or Nutrition can help identify nutritional imbalances that improve

the gut microbiome and thereby produce healthier skin.

Grand Opening of the Centre - 20 January 2024

To further explore the benefits of natural medicine, we invite you to the grand opening ofThe Hague Natural Health Centre on 20 January, 2024. Take advantage of free workshopsthroughout the day and learn about the transformative power of natural medicine.

Note: It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before

discontinuing the use of any medications, especially for serious or chronic conditions. Contact us:

Address: The Hague Natural Health Centre, Badhuisstraat 224, 2584 HN, The Hague

Facebook: @thehaguenaturalhealthcentre

Instagram: @thehaguenaturalhealthcentre


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