In the following pages, we have the pleasure of presenting information about many different ways that people have worked with plants and energy work to maintain or regain good health.
Please note that most of this information is based on personal experience or a synthesis of material from books and web-sites, not professional training or practice. There may be people posting to the forum who practice various alternative healing methods professionally, but the majority of the information there will be anecdotal and personal. Even in those cases where professional credentials or original research are cited, all you can assume is that the information is likely accurate.
However, it is impossible, except perhaps in the case of very gifted psychics, to make any sort of accurate physical diagnosis over the Internet.
Therefore, we urge you to treat the information here as information for your interest only. It may form the starting point for further research for you, or it may encourage you to seek out practitioners in your area, but we strongly urge you not to engage in self treatment, unless you have the knowledge and training to accurately assess the risks associated with that treatment.
In addition, in any case where you are concerned enough about your health to be seeking help, we strongly urge you to consult a licensed health care professional for accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations before you spend any appreciable time following a line of research. Certainly, if you are trying any form of natural healing and a condition is getting worse instead of better, it is time to see a professional.
That said, you can only be a better partner in your own health care by taking an interest in your body and how it works. You can make a diary of your symptoms and what makes them better or worse. You can take your own research to your doctor and let him/her know what interests you. You can make informed decisions about his/her recommendations. A professional has probably seen a number of cases of whatever you seek help with and can put that experience to work for you...but you are the only one who can know your own body in and out. The final decision rests with you.
We hope these pages are of help in your ongoing process of learning more about what you can do to be as healthy as possible.