The Role of Biological-Natural Therapies in the Prevention and
Treatment of ALL Diseases
Dr. Ioannis Toliopoulos, PhD, Molecular Biologist, Physiologist, Immunologist in
The term biological or Natural therapy is an approach to the individual in order to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune defence) system to fight infection and diseases. Biological therapy is thus any form of treatment that uses the body’s natural abilities that constitute the immune system to fight infection and disease or to protect the body from some of the side effects of treatment.
Biological-Natural therapy (also called immunotherapy or biotherapy) often employs substances called biological response modifiers (BRMs). The body normally produces low levels of BRMs in response to infection and disease. Large amounts of BRMs can be made in the laboratory to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases. There are many benefits to be had from undergoing one of these forms of natural therapies. Many of these therapies, such as herbal medicine, homoeopathy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, use natural plants and essences taken from the earth in order to heal any problems or disharmonies within the body. These are safe remedies that are mixed to the precise specification of the individual, and have no side effects.
Furthermore, flower essences are fantastic for helping to heal any emotional disharmonies that are currently occurring within the body. These essences, which can actually be self-prescribed, can help with emotions ranging from anger to fear. By neutralising or ridding ourselves of these emotions, we can actually be helping to avoid becoming ill in the future. Many of these therapies such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, treat the whole body, and are systems that have been in use for thousands of years. The fact that these treatment systems have persisted for so long is proof that they are safe, and that they work.
Therapies such as nutrition, weight loss, colonic irrigation, and allergy testing/treatments are aimed at providing the body with the energy that it needs to operate at its peak, and removing any obstacles that may stop this from occurring. A healthy body needs the right fuel, and to be free of any toxins in order for it to be as healthy as possible.
There is a strong preventative aspect in the majority of the natural therapies outlined below and this helps to prove the saying that prevention is better than cure. It is better to keep the body strong physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, so that toxins, disease or other physical conditions cannot take hold and create a negative impact on any aspect of the body.
What are some examples of biological-Natural therapies?
- Whole medical systems
- Mind-body medicine
- Biologically based practices
- Manipulative and body-based practices
- Energy medicine
Keep in mind that the distinctions between therapies aren’t always clear-cut, and some systems use techniques from more than one category.
Whole medical systems
A system isn’t just a single practice or remedy — such as massage — but many practices that center on a philosophy, such as the power of nature or the presence of energy in your body. Examples of whole medical systems include:
- Ancient healing systems. These healing systems arose long before conventional Western medicine and include ayurveda from India and traditional Chinese medicine.
- Homeopathy This approach uses minute doses of a substance that causes symptoms to stimulate the body’s self-healing response.
- Naturopathy. This approach focuses on noninvasive treatments to help your body do its own healing and uses a variety of practices, such as massage, acupuncture, herbal remedies, exercise and lifestyle counseling.
Mind-body techniques strengthen the communication between your mind and your body. Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners say these two systems must be in harmony for you to stay healthy. Examples of mind-body connection techniques include meditation, prayer, and relaxation and art therapies.
Biologically based practices
Examples include dietary supplements and herbal remedies. These treatments use ingredients found in nature. Examples of herbs include ginseng, ginkgo and echinacea, while examples of other dietary supplements include selenium, glucosamine sulfate and SAMe. Herbs and supplements can be taken as teas, oils, syrups, powders, tablets or capsules.
The therapist-doctor who applies natural therapies must be fully and special trained with long experience in order to clinically adopt them to the patient. Also, he must have high ethics and deontology to explain the patient the exact way of action and target that he applies naturally in order to succeed in this strategic plan. This kind of therapy can be physically measured or detected; its mode of action exists in the physical realm of existence, it is targeted either at health, wellness, illness and /or healing, and it is slow acting simple and inexpensive. Finally, these kinds of therapies are under the control of the individual and are fully involved in the prevention and quality of their healthcare.