Wordless Wednesday: Holistic Health

This week we asked: What do holistic health practices look like?

(Read more about Holistic Health Practices on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)

roseola skin-to-skin treatment
Jorje opted against Western Medicine to battle Sasha’s roseola fever. She was quite pleased to find that skin-to-skin will actually break a fever! Thanks, NPN community, for sharing the tip on Facebook!

You can read her blog at Momma Jorje.

scooting toddler
From Lauren: “Don’t let my son’s 6-pack abs distract you. The point of this picture is the bandage on his hand. He had become a speedy scooter by 14 months, and he scooted himself right into contact with a heat gun — yowch. After confirming it was a second-degree burn but superficial, we were able to treat it at home with raw honey and clean bandages, and he was quickly able to use it again, as you can see.”

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.

chiropractor appointment
Aelyn exploring during a visit to the chiropractor.

Melissa blogs at Simple Whimsy.

Tell us: What does healthcare look like in your family?

Note: Families are free to choose the healthcare that is appropriate for them, and many of our readers choose holistic treatments as a personal decision. Nothing in NPN articles should be taken as medical advice or the final word on any topic. Please cross-check with your own intuition, child(ren), co-parent(s), other family members, community, research, experts, books, and healthcare professionals.

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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Holistic Health

  1. Momma Jorje

    Oh, poor Mikko! I don’t know about 2nd degree burns for this specifically, but have you ever tried mustard on a burn? It pulls the burn out and can usually stop blisters from happening! It works on sunburns, too!

    And the spinal pic looks so cute! That could easily have been included in the Wordless Wednesday: Natural Learning post, too!

  2. Jenn Collins @ Monkey Butt Junction  

    I love the photo from the chiropractor’s office. I spent many days of my youth at the chiro and I have enjoyed *knock on wood* very good health as an adult.

    Another great #WW!

  3. Kat

    Mikko is just adorable! I’m glad his little hand healed so quickly!

    Sasha looks so peaceful with Momma!

    Love Aelyn’s look of curiosity and wonder!

    All so cute!!!

  4. MamaWhimsy

    Oh, Mikko’s story breaks my heart. I’m glad he healed quickly.
    What a sweet picture, mama Jorje. We are of the unschooling mindset here, so that picture is tagged under natural learning on our computer too. 🙂

    • Momma Jorje

      Thank you! I sent a goofy pic in for the Natural Learning WW. I think if I used a label for it, I’d have to label nearly everything! lol At 19mo, I figure she is always learning!

  5. Amy R.

    Oh, I’m sorry I missed submitting for this week’s post! My son recently had a long-lasting fever and we did lots of skin-to-skin like Momma Jorje. D has also had a burn, like Mikko (hot noodle soup), and I wish I had known about using honey!

  6. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    I didn’t know about skin to skin breaking a fever! So glad to find this out!

    Beautiful pics, as always!

    • Momma Jorje

      It sounded so crazy, illogical even! But I was so amazed! I know fever can be good, but I was glad to provide relief.

      Really, if you think about it, our instincts tell us to hold our sick little ones close to comfort them. Go figure that nature uses that to help us! 😀

  7. Zoie @ TouchstoneZ  

    I didn’t know about skin to skin breaking fevers, either. Thank you for that tip!

    Where do we find out about upcoming topics for wordless? I couldn’t find it anywhere.

  8. Terri  

    Beautiful. Love all these natural healing techniques – I’ve picked up some good tips on this post.