WHAT IS TRUE MEDICINE?
When you think of the word “medicine”, what comes to mind? Childhood cough syrup? A shot in the arm? Bactine or iodine on your scraped knee? Tylenol and ibuprofen? All these are types of medicine, but they are basically man-made concoctions that mask pain and help alleviate dis-ease. What did our ancestors do to stay healthy or use to recover from illness prior to modern medicines?
True medicine is Breath; healthy air unfiltered, inspiration. Movement; agility, flexibility, and mobility with ease. Touch; massage, holding hands, hugs. Sleep; to rest, repair, restore and revive. Water; to nourish, hydrate and replenish (we are about 70% water, you know). Nature; to see, smell, hear and touch natural things, feel the sunshine and reconnect with the Earth. Sound; soft, soothing, healing and inspiring sounds, laughter. Plants; to see, touch and smell flowers, bushes and trees. Community; to be nurtured, listened to, cared for, watched over, laugh and cry together. These are the true medicines. Everything else is artificial and alternative. Cheers, Dr. Ben