There is a simple beauty in the taking of tea. Somehow, relaxing with a cup of tea carries you away into the serenity of a bygone age. But there is more than beauty to taking tea; it can also be an act of healing.
For thousands of years, cultures throughout the world have known the healing power of teas. Tea has been used as a holistic treatment for a host of illnesses, from arthritis to migraines, and is a time-tested all natural path to overall health and wellness.
I personally became interested in the quite extraordinary power the body has to heal itself—especially when it is adequate
I believe in supporting the body with nutritive and natural-healing substances. Nowhere is it written that the ancient time-tested medicinals and therapies and today’s allopathic protocols cannot benefit one another. I not only believe they can, but that they should. To dismiss healing systems that have survived for thousands of years doesn’t make sense. These ancient protocols have lasted for just one reason. They work.
Do be aware that healing is often a balancing act. It seems to me that modern medicine has reached a point where it’s necessary to balance the beneficial action of some of the more potent drugs against the possibility of real injury due to their sometimes toxic effects. Although there doesn’t seem any way around it, this precarious balance can put a patient in harm’s way.
By the same token, anyone with a modicum of common sense is faced with the same need for balanced health care. Knowing when to take advantage of modern medicine and when to practice a little self-care health-care is a real balancing act.
Healing teas can be of enormous help. They are not for indiscriminate use and must be taken with appropriately thoughtful and informed care. Whether you choose a relaxing brew to lull you to sleep, or a powerful decoction to speed recovery, you will be amazed by the gentle power of healing teas.
If wisely used, I believe healing teas can be as helpful to you and your family as they have been to me and mine.