A Guide to Religions, Religious Information and Help in Search for God
A countless number of people seek God and religion when they are sick. The body is the Temple of God.
Modern Western or orthodox medicine has made great advances in diagnosis and treatment of illnesses in the past century.
Most impressive and useful for diagnosis are blood analysis, MRI, urine analysis and X-ray.
Most impressive and useful for treatment are antibiotics and ultrasound.
However, modern Western medicine has also created many spiritually questionable practices.
This includes blood transfusions (that can spread diseases from those donating blood to those receiving blood),
organ transplants (that require anti-rejection/immune suppression drugs) and drugs that only treat symptoms rather
Furthermore, thousands die annually because of unsanitary practices in Western hospitals. Also, thousands suffer from
seriously bad side effects of Western drugs, incorrectly prescribed Western drugs and/or
taking the incorrect amount of Western drugs.
There are over 120 alternative healing methods that reportedly have been effective for at least some people.
Note that while the author recommends the following alternative healing methods,
readers (especially those living in Western countries) should consult and follow the advice of their licensed physician.
Also, most religions accept (or at least, do not disapprove) of alternative healing methods.
The following alternative healing methods use natural remedies, have no or few negative side effects,
are suited for complementary medical use and
(with the exception of homeopathy) can usually be used in conjunction with each other.
However, like Western medicine, these other healing systems do not always work.
Generally, this is because there are various causes for each particular disease or illness.
For example, a stomach problem may be caused directly by spinal misalignment. In which case,
acupuncture, reflexology and most other healing systems will not correct the problem.
Only a chiropractic spinal adjustment (or lucky spontaneous spinal self-adjustment) will correct the problem.
Acupuncture / Acupressure / Shiatsu, which all deal with stimulating points along 12 meridians or pathways,
that run along the body from head down to fingers and toes.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing system that has been practiced for thousands of years.
It involves the use of needles and sometimes, moxibustion or the burning of the herb "Artemisia moxa".
Acupressure and Japanese Shiatsu are needle-less forms of acupuncture and simply,
involve the massaging of the same points.
Affirmation, which is a healing technique developed by Louise L. Hay and revealed in her book titled
Heal Your Body.
Anthroposophical Medicine, which is a holistic system founded by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), who was born in Austria.
This is particularly useful for mentally handicapped and/or emotionally disturbed children.
Applied Kinesiology, which involves testing muscle groups for strength or weakness and
re-balancing muscle groups (if needed) along with their corresponding organ systems.
Aromatherapy, founded or rediscovered by French cosmetic chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse circa 1910 to 1928,
which involves the inhalation of or topical application of essential oils (usually distilled from
the leaves of various plants and trees).
Ayurveda, which is the traditional Hindu healing system.
A treatise on Ayurveda is contained in the Vedas, which are ancient Hindu scriptures written circa 1500 B.C..
"Ayur" means life and "veda" means knowledge. Ayurveda is a complete holistic healing system,
including the use of spices and herbs as medicine.
Bach Flower Remedies, founded or rediscovered in modern times by a English physician Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936),
which are made from water used to soak flowers. There are 38 different remedies, which are used to release a person from
38 different negative emotional patterns (or simply, emotions) that can eventually lead to various illnesses.
There ia also Bach's Rescue Remedy (available in cream, spray or tincture), which is an all-purpose remedy.
Breathwork/Pranayama, which involves deep breathing to increase oxygen intake.
Chiropractic, founded or rediscovered by Canadian healer Daniel David Palmer (1845-1913),
mainly involves the realignment of neck and spine to relieve any negative pressure on nerves
that may be affected by a misalignment and insure the proper working of the central nervous system.
The word chiropractic comes form the Greek words "cheiro" and "praktikos", meaning manual practice.
Color Therapy, which is based on the belief that each color has its own special qualities that are
determined by its particular vibrational frequency. For example, red is stimulating, while blue is calming.
Crystal Therapy, which can involve the use of certain stone crystals and metals as well.
Energy Medicine, which is one of the oldest, yet newest and most powerful forms of healing.
Energy medicine can be self-administered at no cost using instructions from energy medicine experts
Dr. Zhi Gang Sha
Awakening your PRANA, CHAKRAS and KUNDALINI
Exercising, which can range from work at a local fitness center, cycling, running, etc. -to-
working with light weights, jogging, aerobic exercises or walking (and even, walking in place) on a regular basis.
Faith Healing, which is normally associated with a number of Christian denominations.
Herbalism (Western & Eastern), which is natural medicine involving the use of many different herbs,
made from plants. Many different
Chinese herbal medicine products are available over the counter.
Homeopathy, founded by Samuel Christian Hahnemann (1755-1843), which is a system of medicine
based on the belief that an illness can be cured by very tiny amount of natural substance
(of plant, animal or mineral origin) that produces the same symptoms in a healthy person.
So, like cures like with homeopathy, just as with vaccinations.
The name homeopathy was derived from the Greek words "homeos" meaning similar and "pathos" meaning suffering.
A huge amount of evidence strongly suggests that homeopathy works.
However, the dosage really needs to be minimal, reactions monitored by a homeopathic physician
and further dosage (if needed) adjusted accordingly.
Hypnosis / Autosuggestion (a.k.a. Couéism) developed by French pharmacist Emile Coué (1857-1926)
/ Biofeedback, which all involve the use of mind control.
John Carter, Ph.D., CH, CI
is a certified hypnotist, who also offers training and workshops in hypnosis as well as fascinating classes for
"Dowsing Human Energy Fields".
Laying on of Hands / Reiki / Therapeutic Touch / Tui Na, which all deal with adding and/or rebalancing body energy,
usually referred to as "chi" (by Eastern cultures), "ki", "prana", "qi" or life force.
which is normally associated with Eastern religions, can lead to relaxation and reduce stress.
Stress can weaken the body and make it more vulnerable to disease or illness.
Music Therapy (Healing Music), which is a newer healing art that involves listening to music
that is specially composed for healing. Examples of healing music include "Music for Health and Balance",
a healing music series by The Relaxation Company and various music albums by
Naturopathy, which is an ancient holistic healing art supported by the Greek physician Hippocrates.
It employs the use of numerous natural remedies including proper diet, exercise, cleanliness and sunlight.
Naturopathy is now legal and a licensed practice in several states (like Connecticut) in the U.S.A..
The aim of a naturopathic physician to find the underlying cause of an illness and correct it.
Many naturopathic physician are trained in and use numerous natural healing systems including (but not limited to)
acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu, chiropractic, herbalism, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and massage.
Pychotherapies, which include (but not limited to)
Bioenergetics, Gestalt Therapy, Past Life Regression and Rebirthing.
Reflexology (Feet & Hand), which involve the massaging and stimulation of various points on the hand and feet,
that correspond to specific body organs and parts.
Tai Chi, which is an exercise consisting of series of body movements done in slow motion. The aim of doing Tai Chi
is to insure the free flow of chi (also known as prana or life force) throughout the body, which insures good health.
QiGong is another system that deals with chi.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which uses acupuncture, herbalism and Tui Na.
TCM can also involve eating a balanced diet of yin and yang foods.
Vortex Healing® Divine Energy Healing, which involves a highly developed system of divine energy healing that was
Ric Weinman of the Merlin lineage.
Water & Hado Medicine, which uses water that is infused with positive vibrations via labeling and/or prayer,
as discovered by Masaru Emoto. One of his books titled
The True Power of Water provides the necessary details.
which is a Hindu system of philosophy designed to enable the practitioner achieve a state of inner harmony.
There are several forms of Yoga. Hatha Yoga is one of these and very popular in the United States of America.
Kundalini Yoga is another form that specifically deals with the chakras (or etheric energy fields) and
nadis (or etheric energy lines) in the human body.
Yoga Mudras, which involve unique hand positions (involving the fingers, palms and sometimes, arms)
that can be easily learned from the book MUDRAS: Yoga in the Hands by Gertrud Hirschi.
When no healing system works, be sure to closely examine the environment the person lives in.
Generally, environmentally-caused illnesses can only be corrected by changing the environment.
Also, consider the possibility of heavy metal poisoning and contaminants in food and water that is used
(internally and externally as well).
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