Self Help Holds vs. Medical Treatment
I am passionate about helping MYSELF. I am passionate about KNOWING where to put my hands on my body so that I stop pain FAST, boost my immune system FAST, HELP MYSELF FAST. The process of listening to my body’s signals has taken over 10 years, and the learning continues – especially as I get older and my body encounters different challenges.
I have not taken any pharmaceutical drugs for over ten years, not even aspirin. I look to natural remedies and self help holds to help my body heal itself, and this it has proved to me, intelligent that it is, to be able to do over and over again – given a chance.
There is another thing I am passionate about. And that’s showing others how to do the same. Hence, this website.
It is absolutely wonderful to get emails with questions from all over the world asking for help and advice. There are so many medical labels out there – and yes, it is scary to be given a label (often they are unpronounceable to boot).
However, I want to clarify that I in NO WAY encourage that these self help holds be used as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. That’s not to say that the self help holds can’t act as a day-to-day support.
For instance: studies in New York hospitals have concluded that people living with cancer got great relief from nausea by holding their thumb during the chemotherapy treatments (I would suggest holding it before and after as well!). And of course, I would suggest the Main Central exercise every day.