One of my very good friends and avid supporter of Mystic Journey stopped by the shop and delivered to me a very interesting report from the Mayo Clinic that I would like to share with you.
This particular report was sent out with their Mayo Clinic Health letter and is titled: Integrative Medicine, Health and wellness for the 21st century. In this special report they highlighted some of the most common integrative therapies among adults and explained that these therapies had a significant increase from 2002 to 2007.
This article highlighted the fact that traditional medicine has been opening up to the idea that a person's health and wellness is not just about the treatment of an illness but a treatment that includes the mind, body and spirit as a whole.
Most traditional medicine treatments have had years of studies that were financially backed by pharmaceutical companies proving that they work. Non-Traditional medicine or integrative medicine has not had as many studies but there has been a fair amount of evidence behind them as interest and use continues to grow.
What therapies fall under integrative medicine you ask? Meditation, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese medicine, Hypnosis, Energy therapies (Acupuncture, Reiki/Qi gong), massage and chiropractic care all fit into this category.
The idea is not about conventional vs. integrative medicine but finding the best of conventional and the best integrative medicine for each individual person. I encourage you to investigate integrative medicine and open yourself up to the possibilities of a more personal treatment.
Here is where you will find some great information to get you started: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. www.nccam.nih.gov
Of course, Mystic Journey is here to guide you and help answer any questions you have. We also have a list of therapies and classes on our website. Be sure to also look into my fellow Keystone Women's circle businesses for guidance. Healing essence massage and Calm waters Hypnosis to name a few.
Sarah Jaeger, Mystic Journey