Healed by Nature

 ‘Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.’

– Buddha


This week my writing group gathered at the home of one of our members. She has a beautiful Victorian-era home that she has decorated to fit the time period. We gather here every couple of weeks to discuss our writing, as well as life in general.

I love the group of women that I have in my group. It was by mere accident that we ended up together in the first place. The writing class that we are in is called “One Year Blog to Book.” It is a great class, with wonderful instructors! When we broke down into small groups it was a simple number count-off, 1,2,3,4…repeat. We now have five women in our group.

I have come to know these women deeply. I have learned to respect them and care for them as friends, even family. We have each had individual struggles, and landed on our feet stronger for it. I learned that one of the women is a Mental Medium who can speak to spirits; she inspired a character for my future novel. I also discovered that another woman in our group is a Naturopathic Healer, more inspiration!

I knew immediately that I wanted to create a character based on her talents and abilities. She uses natural remedies (herbs and tinctures), Reiki (local and at a distance), dietary management, and complete patient care. Another strong female entered my life as I am starting my novel? With amazing skills and a calling to help others? I saw another strong character to assist my Heroine and my Medium. Perfect!

I wanted to have my Healer work with my Gargoyle! When the two are paired together in their Dyad, they can perform earth magic to heal people, absorb pain from an individual, decrease internal bleeding, minimize tumors, and mend broken bones. The Dyad pair grows stronger the longer they are together. This seemed to fall together nicely!


The Dyad: A Healer and A Gargoyle

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with modern science. Naturopathic Healers are trained individuals that diagnose, treat, and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions while addressing disease as a whole within the body, mind, and spirit.

They concentrate on whole-patient wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, attempting to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition. Naturopathic Healers care for patients of all ages and genders. They provide individualized therapies that balance the least harmful and most effective approaches to help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.


Naturopathic Medicine Principles

1 Do No Harm. The body works hard on its own to support recovery from injury and illness. But certain genetic, environmental, and behavioral/lifestyle factors can slow or prevent optimal healing and recovery. Naturopathic Healers view symptoms as nature’s attempt to correct imbalances. Consequently, naturopathic treatments are geared toward allowing the body to reestablish balance and heal rather than suppressing symptoms, which can disable the body’s most primary way of communicating that something is wrong.

2 Identify and Treat the Causes. When it comes to illness, Naturopathic Healers distinguish symptoms from underlying root causes. While symptoms are the body’s way of communicating problems, they are not the cause of illness. Symptoms express a body’s attempt to heal, similar to the way a car’s check engine light signals problems.

Naturopathic Healers are trained to find and treat what the underlying problems are. While they can and do provide relief from symptoms using natural approaches first, their goal is to uncover and help heal the root causes of illness. In doing so, they facilitate the natural healing ability in patients, so that symptoms can be alleviated naturally.

3 Healing Power of Nature. The healing power of nature recognizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. This begins at the cellular level. The building blocks of your body are dynamic, living units that are constantly working to self-repair and regenerate. For example, when your skin is cut or scraped, you start to bleed. Your platelets clump together and clot to protect the wound. Blood vessels allow fresh nutrients and oxygen into the wound for healing. White blood cells accumulate on the site of the wound to protect it from infection, and red blood cells arrive to build new tissue. This remarkable process stops when healing is complete.

Self-healing extends beyond the skin level. The body works hard on its own to support recovery from injury and illness. Damaged, destroyed, or dead cells are replaced daily and automatically in your major organs. When you have a virus, your immune system attacks it. The digestive system consistently replaces old cells that line the gastrointestinal tract with newer ones.

In focusing on the healing power of nature, Naturopathic Healers empower patients both to understand the role their body plays in healing itself and to engage actively in restoring and maintaining their own health. This kind of empowerment in health care can lead to better outcomes and faster healing.


Healing Power of Nature

4 Doctors as Teachers. Communication with the patient is an essential element of working with any Naturopathic Healer. Because each patient is seen as an individual, not just a diagnosis. The Healers prioritize empathy, connection, and sharing of relevant information. Educated patients often have better success with treatment and feel more confident about their health care choices.

5 Treat the Whole Person. Treating the whole person involves giving each person tailored and personalized therapies specific to their genetics, nutrition status, lifestyle, and capacity for implementing suggestions, not just a set of instructions to follow.

6 Focus on Prevention. Naturopathic Healers emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity, and susceptibility to disease. The appropriate intervention is then planned to prevent any health issues that may arise.




Now I have a strong female Healer with her Gargoyle companion to assist my female Hero. The Healer is a person with the ability to advise patients about therapeutic exercise and nutritional medicine regimens. She will also administer, dispense, or prescribe natural medicines such as food or botanical extracts, herbs, supplements, vitamins, nutraceuticals, and amino acids. She will oversee the nutritional health of the group too.

Our heroine will come to rely on the Healer. She becomes a great friend of our Lead Character and indispensable to her enterprise. Our Heroine, Brennan, with her friends: The Physical Medium, Susan and The Healer, Treya. Three Strong Women. Ready to Fight. Prepared for Unexpected. Supporting Each Other.


Are you ready to let nature take over your health care?



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