About Natural Therapies

In nature, everything works in cycles. Just like the rising and setting of the sun, the changing seasons, or the leaves on the trees, the body has its own healing cycle. Unlike the Western approach to health care, natural therapies respect this, and work with the body by facilitating its own natural healing mechanisms.

Symptoms are part of the body’s attempt to self-heal, and when a well person is affected by an illness the symptoms will appear and then disappear as the body treats itself. Sometimes, however, this healing cycle can slow down or get stuck, and symptoms can linger. Western medicine will treat, suppress, or control the symptoms; but the illness that causes them remains. This is when you can enter a vicious circle of recurring symptoms, and repeat prescriptions.

Natural therapies work by encouraging the body’s natural healing processes, allowing it to complete its own cycle and move on. By eliminating the cause rather than just the symptoms, natural therapies enable a more complete return to health.

Each of the therapies offered at Woodlands has its own approach to stimulating self-healing, and different ones are more effective in different cases. You may benefit from a single therapy, or a combination of complementary treatments. This may seem daunting, but you don’t need to worry about choosing – we will be able to determine which is most suitable for your individual needs, and refer you to the appropriate therapist.