Health is or should be, the most natural state of being.The origins of the word are linked with those of wholeness and healing, and it is that complete sense of harmony, of being whole, that brings true health.
This is also the ultimate aim of the natural of the natural healing systems, those that adopt holistic view rather than the reductionist perspective that is evident in much of convention and modern medicine.
In the last 10 years or sort here has been a great revival of interest in natural the rapines, both are cognition of their tremendous value and also as a move away from some of the side -effect and impersonal approaches of of allopathic medicine.
In the first half of this book, we are looking at how natural the rapies can be used at home as self help remedies, for a variety of common complaints; it should not be forgotten, however, that in professional practice more complex or chro9nic conditions can also be treated by alternative or complementary medicine, and if in doubt over any problem, do seek qualified advice.
Many traditions of natural medicine extend back over several centuries, with an impressive accumulation of practical knowledge .For thissectionwe have focused on four main therapies, which not only have such an established tradition but also have good standards of training, clinical research data and widespread acceptance.They are aromatherapy, herbalism, homeopathy and naturopathy.