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Don and Kellie Rainwater, along with  Colette Dumont, have written a book that lets the reader understand how the medical community is spending more time looking for the cure of diseases than helping treat the symptoms associated with that disease.

This is a new look of how we can treat the syptoms ourselves and elivate some of the pain, suffering, and stress associated with our ailments. The book explains music therapy, faith healing, art therapy, support groups and alternative medicines.

The book is easy to read and is written to reach the audience of the patient and not the doctor. The mind and body work together so if you have control over the mind, the body is half way there.

You can find this new book by following the  link  here.

With more than half the population of the United States opting for alternative medicine since the 1950s we are starting to see doctors and scientists integrating alternative and natural, native remedies into their practice. Even the Journal for the American Medical Association devoted an entire issue to the idea of alternative medicine in 1998. What they wrote about and what people are finding out about is the wonderful use of herbs in native remedies medicine. Native Americans have been using herbs in medicine for thousands of years, even beyond recorded history. We really don’t know when and how until the natives had their first contact with Europeans in the 1600s.

            Though no official record exists of the first use of herbs or the indoctrination of herbs by the Europeans, there is record as settlers moved into the continent and moved across the plains that the Native American tribes taught them about herbal medicine and how to heal themselves when they became ill or were injured. Not only were the medicines and herbs beneficial, it is supposed that over two hundred of our conventional prescription medicines were derived from the herbs that were used by the natives. Read the label and you will find the synthetic or natural herbal ingredients account for a large portion of the aspirins, pain relievers, and sleep medicines we use every day.




Native remedies are sometimes considered non-conventional medicine because the therapy is not recognized by the medical community. Though one should use native remedies with caution, several of these types of drugs and treatments have been found to have helped a great number of people. Medicine and treatments used by traditional, indigenous peoples have had to have some good medicinal properties or the users of this medicine would have stopped its practice. The medical art of these types of treatments is coming back into use with the resurgence of the ‘simple disease, simple treatment’ type mentality that has sprung up with the non-conventional medicine movement.

            Until recently, most Americans had an undying belief that only surgery, chemicals, and prescription drugs could ease the weight of illness, disease, and injury. With the health care system of America collapsing as people refuse and cannot pay skyrocketing prices, the idea of native remedies have resurfaced in the psyche of American citizens. People are looking at their roots to find different cures, medications, and treatment. Maybe your grandmother did not get it wrong when she put tobacco on a bee sting or put garlic around your neck for a stuffy nose. Traditional, natural remedies were the only thing that most people had before the turn of the 20th century. The methods were passed down through the generations until conventional medicine wiped out most thought of treating oneself with time proven methods.




The idea that sickness was a sickness of the soul has traveled through the millenniums and still has a firm hold in the belief systems of much of the world. The idea that the interrelationships and communication of a person trained in touch healing has not only been a standard for Christian precepts but has even been entertained and embraced in the secular world. The idea of a soul may not ascend to secular thinker, but the idea that there is a mind and body connection allows touch healing to provide dramatic success no matter if it is evangelical minister or a simple practitioner that is working out of an office or home.


Faith healing or touch healings have been the echo of many revival tents across the nations since the beginnings of the 19th century. The fervor of a tent full of people reaching their religious heights give the patient a heightened since of community and through that empowerment their faith works within their mind, and in many cases, the mind will heal the body. The secular believer will instill the ideas of psychology and psychotherapy. No matter what it is considered, it is viable force in the healing process and needs to be embraced by conventional medicine therapy. .  


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When your beloved pet gets older it needs a more comfortable living arrangement. The first thing you may notice is that his muzzle is graying. Your dog doesn’t have as much energy as he used to and his bones are starting to creak. His teeth may have problems too unless he has had regular oral care. Larger breeds age faster than smaller breeds. There are large breeds that are old at five years. There are things you can do to help your senior dog live a happier life. But have your veterinarian examine your dog because the signs you’re noticing may not be age related.

Now you can make your dog’s living quarters easier for him to deal with. You can do things around the house like having fresh water available in different rooms so he doesn’t have to walk as far and avoid having things he would want upstairs. You can avoid injury to your senior dog in the house by using rubber backed mats or rugs that will help keep him from sliding or falling on slick tile or waxed wooden floors. Placing cushy bedding in several areas of the house and especially downstairs, so he won’t try to climb the stairs to your bedroom is a good idea. Climbing stairs for a senior dog can aggravate his arthritic condition and he may hurt himself in the attempt.

If your dog has always been allowed on the furniture like your bed or the couch then a pet ramp of doggie sets will aid him in climbing onto your bed or couch. If he is having a hard time getting into your car folding or telescoping ramps are very useful and are sold in pet stores. You can reduce your large dog’s neck and back with elevated feeders. This may be the best thing for him if he is arthritic. If he also has missing teeth or other oral problems then feeding him softer food and adding some water and mashing up his food can aid him in eating. It will also help his digestion.

Kellie Rainwater is an avid dog letter and has written many articles and books about aging dogs and the grief one suffers as a pet ages and dies. To learn more about senior canines go to for senior dog products, books, beds, supplements and more.

They have to realize that the idea of touch healing or laying on the hands has been apart of human history since pre-historic times. Early man used the touch of the shaman or priestess in their clan to cleanse them from evil spirits which where basic ailments of the mind and body. Religious icons such as Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad, used the laying on the hands to transfer the spiritual energy to the sick and those who believed in that energy where healed or at least felt that they were healed. The faith of the patient and the mind that held that faith, overrode the mental barriers for change and health.


The touching of a higher power even transcends to man where the Kings and Queens of Europe touched their subjects to give them their blessings and their prayers. There was reported pregnancies, healings, and even resurrection in one case when a royal entity touched their subjects giving them the faith that that royal person was ordained by God to serve the post as leader of the kingdom or country. Today touch therapy may have a non-conventional medicine name and understanding, but the faith of two thousand years and more has been the true milestone in which the practice should be measured.


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The person being healed experiences varies with which technique is used. If patients are passive and wait for something to be done to them, this is known as allopathic healing. They may be prayed for, touched, or put in the middle of a community healing ritual. An active role can be taken by the patient so that the patient seeks out the prayer or the touching and this puts that patience in command of their healing experience. No matter which way the person seeks or receives, it is important that both the patient and the healer beilieve in the healing process.


This process takes medical science out of the picture, something that neither the medical of pharmaceutical industries want. There is no money in touch healing unless it is through the alms and donations to the foundation, church, or individual that performs them. If the conventional medicine industry wants to take on this type of therapy, then they have to do so by believing that the therapy actually works and this will tax heavily on the agnostic beliefs of most medical personnel. A whole retraining in holistic medicine will have to be incorporated at the basics of medical training.




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