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Why Natural Medicine?

The term natural medicine is often associated with a wide range of natural therapies, all of which aim to improve physical and emotional well-being. One of the primary attractions of natural therapies is that the vast majority of them have little or no side effects, and are drug-free.

Natural medicine focuses on both prevention and symptomatic treatment with the aim to keep the body strong physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Having a qualified and knowledgeable health practitioner in your corner ensures that you can separate fact from fiction in the world of natural health, get the strong support you need, and stay on the path to optimal health and well-being. You become the ultimate beneficiary of this with more involvement in your own health, learning how to prevent disease and other imbalances, along with receiving quality health care.

Another motivator is the growing need for alleviating stress associated with many of our day-to-day issues. Many natural therapies offer therapeutic benefits, which are often linked to enhanced relaxation and a decline in stress, tension and anxiety. The popularity of yoga, meditation and massage are all prime examples of this.

Current research suggests that around 60% of Australians already use complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), alongside conventional medicines and treatments.

There are many reasons to consider natural medicine and natural therapy:

  • You would like to take more control and responsibility for your own health.
  • An integrated approach that some forms of conventional medicine may overlook.
  • Chronic conditions that at best can only be managed by conventional medicine.
  • Your symptoms have been undiagnosable by the mainstream medical system.
  • You intuitively prefer to embrace a more natural lifestyle.

While not dismissing the many impressive medical advancements and benefits of conventional medicine, the inclusion of natural therapies provide an attractive alternative to explore as another avenue of healing.

Herbal medicine has been practiced in many cultures and has been used successfully for thousands of years. Modern naturopathic medicine integrates traditional healing wisdom with contemporary knowledge based on science and research. The safety and effectiveness of herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, dietary modifications, exercise, and other natural treatments are well documented in scientific journals.

It’s safe and effective health care that makes sense.

If you would like to find out more about how Peninsula Kinesiology & Natural Medicine can help you or a family member, we are happy to assist you in any way possible.

About the Author

Damian Brown is a Naturopath & Kinesiologist with a focus on evidence based practice and the art of healing.

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