Yesterday at the dentist, waiting for my turn, I came across a very interesting magazine, Canadian Health & Lifestyle.
Actually what caught my eye was this title on its cover: The Healing Power of Nature.
It struck a cord withing me as in my personal and professional life I have often experienced Nature's healing power.
While reading the whole article I reflected about its presentation of Nature as a Mood Builder and Nature as a Healer. I then remembered all the times that after gardening or a walk in the park I felt uplifted and regenerated, at peace with the whole world.
I understood very well - when I read it in the article - why Dr. Shimi Kang, a psychiatrist who works with youth and families in Vancouver BC, and author of The Dolphin Way, will write on a prescription pad: "Get outside into nature every day".
If you are suffering from any form of depression you may be interested - besides your medications - in introducing some Nature Therapy into your life.
Look at elements in nature like a flower, a plant or simple look at the sky and feel relaxed and uplifted. Start greening your home and office.
Another way to introduce Nature into your life is looking into natural treatments.
They range form supplements to lifestyle changes to alternative therapies such Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki or Reflexology.
Natureis like a nurturing mother who provides us with lots of alternatives and remedies that can support and help us in our healing process : make it part of your life every day.
Always check with your doctor before supplementing with any herbs to avoid any adverse drug/herb interactions.
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