Wordless Wednesday: Holistic Health

This week we asked: What does holistic healing look like?

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

From Charise: Baby’s amber teething necklace takes the edge off of his molars coming in
— and he looks super cute in it!

Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.

Lani says, “Visiting a local organic farm picking our own blueberries.”

Lani blogs at BoobieTime.

From Jorje: The best thing for 1½-year-old Sasha’s roseola-induced fever was skin-to-skin contact
and all the breastmilk she wanted.

Sasha’s mommy blogs at Momma Jorje.

Amy experiences holistic health from the inside out through awareness, meditation, and energy healing. To her, these are all flavors of the same ice cream, coming through acknowledgment and recognition of the source of life. This picture shows Amy supporting inner healing when hurt arose in one of her children
— they generally find it soothing.

Amy blogs at Peace4Parents.

From Amy: When Daniel was having trouble with colic at seven weeks old, his momma Amy took him to have craniosacral therapy, which was quite helpful.

Amy blogs at Anktangle.

From Arpita: With the guidance of her Naturopathic Doctor, Arpita has a well stocked herbal medicine cabinet to support fertility and her general well-being by healing her whole system, instead of treating one element with a “band-aid solution.”

Arpita is dabbling in making her own natural soaps and shampoos to get away from the yucky chemicals in drugstore-brand soaps and shampoos, which can negatively affect overall health and fertility.

Arpita blogs at Up, Down & Natural.

Melissa says, “One of the ways we take care of our health is by cooking from scratch with organic ingredients whenever we can. A healthy diet is great preventative medicine! Here, 18-month-old Annabelle has sneaked onto the counter to snag her mama’s herbal tea at the end of a baking session. She’s quick!”

Annabelle’s mama, Melissa, blogs at The New Mommy Files.

Jennifer says, “Our family really depends on our chiropractor to help us live optimally. My boys jump right up on the table and trust Dr. Matt, even requesting a visit when they aren’t feeling their best (and sometimes just because).”

Jennifer blogs at True Confessions of a Real Mommy.

Tell us: What does holistic healing 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. Rebekah  

    It’s so cool seeing all of the different things everyone does to take care of their families.

  2. Lauren  

    I second what Rebekah said!

    Those are some sweet soaps, Arpita.

    We have that same shirt, Charise. 🙂 Now we just need an amber necklace to go with it!

    Love Annabelle’s smile, Melissa!

    P.S. I am now rethinking putting my big ol’ head as the first linky.

  3. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    Lauren, that’s one of my favorite shirts 🙂

    And Arpita, I agree that those soaps look great! You should sell them to your NPN pals 😉

    Love all the pics, as always!

  4. Amy @ Anktangle

    Everyone looks so happy and healthy! Very cute. And Arpita, I’ve got to hear more about soap making…sounds fun!

    • Simmona

      “Everyone looks so happy and healthy! Very cute. And Arpita, I’ve got to hear more about soap making…sounds fun!”

      This is the most important thing -)

  5. Dionna  

    Oh I am missing my regular chiro appt this week! Great pictures all!

  6. Darcel @ The Mahogany Way  

    This is a fabulous WW post! Such sweet photos of holistic health.

  7. Jorje

    Loving all the pics of families getting in on Holistic Health in their own ways!

  8. Gaby@Tmuffin  

    These are so great. Like Mama Jorje said, it’s cool to see how everyone has their own versions and methods of holistic health! I like cooking from scratch, growing my own veggies, and trying to avoid chemicals in my food, cleaning products, and beauty products.

  9. Camille  

    Great post! We do essentials oils, herbal supplements, homeopathics, chiropractic care, and amber & hazelwood jewelry. =) Most people think I’m crazy, it’s nice to know there are other families out there who use natural healing techniques instead of running to the doctor and prescription medicine for everything!!

  10. Amy  

    Early on I was the first at the doctor, for every little sniffle. My first husband often said, “Amy, pretty much everything clears up in 7-10 days, maybe 2 weeks – whether you go to the doctor or not.” I didn’t “get it” until I started an internal journey to discover why I was so fearful, angry, and often ill with sinus crud.

    Now I realize the body isn’t inherently flawed; it does its own thing when we start to revere it, release unhealthy mental and emotional attachments, and anchor into the simple basis of being. Anyhow, the path that got me to where I am was laced with various forms of suffering and to me, they were all pointing to a deeper truth…

  11. Yogone23

    Love the holistic approach to parenting and keeping kids of meds unless vitally necessary. Our son who is 12 uses headache relief by elanveda that is all natural aromatherapy. He swears by it, and uses it everytime we get in the car for a long car ride. He doesn’t get the bad headaches like he normally does.