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Natural Medicine – How a holistic approach works and the benefits!

By Mimi Love

In natural medicine, the holistic therapy approach is about finding the core issue and how that pattern or imbalance within us is, and when we change our perception around the issue this alleviates how we as a whole, react to our internal and external environment, and this, in turn, changes how the mind, body and soul respond.

All our senses play a role in our memory whether there is stress or trauma. What we see, hear, think, taste, touch and feel can heighten or dampen our experience in life, on how it moves through and creates a narrative within. This is stored within us anywhere within our central nervous, endocrine, digestive systems, physical, chemical, emotional and spiritual body and our beliefs.

Finding the right therapist for you is essential for you to trust, so you feel safe, comfortable, supported and nurtured.

The holistic approach works and treats the person’s whole-body system, with ailments and issues that arise. Any type of lifestyle stress real or imaginary can manifest in the tissues, organs, glands, nervous system and digestive system. Clients with anxiety, stress and trauma tend to say “I don’t feel quite me”, “I’m fine”, “I seem to have lost who I am”, or “I don’t know what my purpose is”. Our energetics of who we are, and where we came from (Epigenetics) can influence who, what, where, and how our perception and reflection is towards ourselves and others.

We don’t realise how this energy running through our matrix is part of our energetic soul and reflects our heritage for future generations. Even though you might not have known your grandparents or great-grandparents this can impact how we were brought up and how we inherit a fear, trauma, or illness that has been passed down along the family chain. This can manifest consciously into our body system without us realising it was there, to begin with. It may act as a trigger, that when overloaded by stress it’s activated. The adrenal system is responsible for our, inherit nature response from when we were primitive humans, within our Fight, Flight and Fawn (freeze) response to stress and trauma.

Qualified natural therapists work from a whole-body approach connecting to the core issue which is stored within the mind, body and soul. Working with integrative mind-body medicine through somatic experiences and beliefs is a good way to address the core issue. Types of therapy used with alternative and complementary medicine, are across many modalities. Aromatherapy, Acupressure, EFT Tapping, Energetic Essences, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Meditation, Mindfulness, Naturopathy, Nutritional Kinesiology, TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine & Massage, Reiki, Breathing, Qi gong, Tai Chi & Yoga, Biofeedback, Hypnotherapy, Holistic Counselling, Guided Imagery, Somatic and GAPS – Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet and lifestyle therapy.

Here is an overview of a few of the influences of holistic therapies work and how they can benefit you.

Essential oils in Aromatherapy with or without massage through our olfactory system of smell for relaxation, massage can be a therapeutic activation to the physical and emotional body and central nervous system.

When you are stressed, you tend not to breathe properly. Focused breathing can be beneficial to all, and as soon as you start to feel stressed, focus on deep breathing for five minutes and you immediately start to feel better. Breathing, meditation, mindfulness, yoga, qi gong, and tai chi, all require some form of focus, concentration and movement of energy and/or physical movement. This form of focus can take you away from the situation, and give you some relief from stress.

Diet and nutrition are important key factors in feeding your body what it needs for your health and wellness. Somatic or sensory integration and working with under or over-sensory input into the central nervous system can be very helpful.

Food is Medicine and is beneficial, to the body, the less processed and the more natural a food is, the better it is for your mind, body and soul. GAPS – Gut and Psychology Syndrome the food we eat can be responsible for addressing digestion and mood and has been proven in studies to be helpful with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Digestive Disorders, Autoimmune Diseases and Immune disorders.

Kinesiology is a powerful tool for muscle testing through kinaesthetics and the body talks back to the therapist with EFT Tapping, Acupressure and TCM Meridians etc.

Your physical body can show positive and negative responses to stress when finding imbalances and trying to regulate homeostasis. e.g., Night and day are opposing forces you wouldn’t want to be in daylight or darkness forever, you would want to find a balance between the two that is good for you. Many clients prefer a different time of day, which reflects the season and which element in the Chinese clock and how it makes them feel better. When do you notice, which season and time of day do you prefer, and why? Well, that is the energetics of the elements and how it works within you. TCM is looking at the patterns of the elements and the deficiencies and stagnations, and using any or some of these techniques can help; Acupressure, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Cupping, Acupuncture, Herbs, Teas, Massage and Meridians to change the flow of energy and to influence a change in the pattern of imbalance to re-balance.

Reiki is healing hands with or without touching the body and this flow of energy from above and through the Reiki Master and out of their hands, into the areas to change the flow, if too weak or too strong, warming, cooling, tingling, a flow of energy from the Reiki Master to the client. This can be working through the Aura and/or Chakra system which influences the central nervous system, physiology, endocrine system, and emotional and spiritual body.

Somatic and sensory integration is powerful by bypassing our brain and memory and working with the senses by activating, releasing and changing our perception to balance the memory or trauma and epigenetics.

The moon cycles affect the tides, and the water and the water represent our emotions.

If we work with the big picture – the whole, the Macrocosm the universal approach, then we are on the Earth as humans, as we are part of the Microcosm.

“As above so below”.


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Mimi Love

Mimi Love is an empath who is qualified in Aromatherapy, Kinesiology, Nutritional Kinesiology, TCM Remedial Massage, Reiki Master, Tea Sommelier, certified in Bach Flower, Bush Flowers, Essences & Homeopathic Remedies, Colour & Sound Therapy, Health Coach, Mentor, Instructor and Trainer.

My journey started back in the year 2000 with Reiki, followed by Kinesiology in 2005. Being hypersensitive and having dealt with this since I was young but not diagnosed with allergies and anaphylaxis, till my twenties, and the intolerances and sensitivities till after I had all three children and for them and myself at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy clinic. My life journey has been long and that’s why I studied and became a health and wellness practitioner in alternative and natural therapies. I have multiple autoimmune diseases and so does my youngest. 26 years ago, I was meant to go into a clean room bubble and for 20 years I started studying then in 2014 moved to my beautiful off-grid location at Morton, where my home, clinic and retreat are on the south coast of NSW on acreage to expand my detoxification from being allergic to the modern world. My gut is who I am as an empath and I’m living the best version of me thanks to the wisdom I have gained through my holistic approach to natural therapies.