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Healing With Nature:

Helping you to achieve and maintain good health.

If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, call me,or e-mail me.

FIRST A LITTLE BACKGROUND INFO ON WHERE I CAME FROM AND WHAT MADE ME--ME:

I"ve been involved with "The Land",Nature,Herbs,and Wildlife since a young child.I am part NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN,SEMINOLE,ON MY FATHER'S SIDE,CHEROKEE AND COMMANCHE ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE.
My parents and their parents before them ,never lived on a Reservation.They were amoung the fortunate few who escaped the "Great Roundup" of the American Indians by the White Government between 1830 & the 1850's.My father's people withdrew deep into the swamps of Lousiana and Florida.My Mother's people took refuge in the inaccesible and unhospitable Appalachian Mountains.

They entered the 20'th century as farmers and ranchers,and by all appearances,were much like their White neighbors.
But,they were different in many ways.Most retained their language(s),dances,stories,and Medicine.Their Medicine Men and/or Women continued to write down,(YES,Write--The Cherokee Nation and the Seminole had their own alphabet),the ancient formulas for Herbal Cures,and would pass this secret knowledge on to an "Apprentice",whom was chosen every 10 yrs. or so.

Often this knowledge was passed on Father to Son or Mother to Daughter.As it so happens, in my case,my Father passed his knowledge and wisdom in this area on to me. He also instilled in me a deep love and respect of "The Earth" and all things in the "Natural Realm",including "The Animal World".

Although my Father was proud to pass this wisdom,(Herbs,Nature,etc.), to me, he was fearful of talking about his Native American bloodline. In view of the shameful way that the Native American Indian has been treated in our country(and in many ways,still are),I can understand his reluctance to announce his Heritage.He and my Mother just wanted to "fit in", and not have "attention" brought to (or) on them. So very little of the rest of my "Native" heritage was taught to me. If my Father knew it,he refused to talk about it. Most of what I know about the Native American Indian,I learned on my own through lots of research.

I started out in the Healing Arts by practicing on my Animal Friends.I am Very Proud of my Native American blood,and try to always bring Honor to that side of me.

Just in recent months,I have started to study Shamanic Principles. What is a Shaman you ask? A Shaman is a releaser of Mental and Physical blocks, with emphasis on self-esteem, self-examination, and inner awareness. A Shaman is a Peace maker, Teacher, Communicator- teaching you to develop your own inner awareness.

I was already on this Path, before I ever started to learn it Formally. Anyone who practices Natural Medicine or Natural Healing,(In my own opinion), is on this Path, and may not even know it. But, let me make something quite clear. Just because I'm studying Shamanic Principles, does not make me a Shaman.(Also, let me say, that there are Tribes that do not recognize or use the word Shaman). To be a Shaman,takes a certain calling, that you will realize through certain dreams or experiences in life(usually quite traumatic).Being a "Herbalist/Healer",and being a "Shaman" are Not necessarily the same thing.

So that is My History,and how I came to be Who and What I am.Oh,I could go on and on about some of the trauma and hardships I've endured in my life,but I won't, because most of that, I brought upon myself through my own stubborness,stupidity, and self-pity(or low self-esteem).It took me a long time to love myself and accept ME for ME.It took me a long time to put away my Self-destructive habits and life-style.But I finally did,and YOU CAN TOO.

I will Help you to make Wise Choices with your Health and Life-Style,By opening up many avenues of Alternative choices,that you may not have been aware of.

I am the owner and operator of "Healing With Nature", and have been in the health care field for  over 25yrs. In addition to helping people, I also help & heal Animals.

"Healing with Nature" is run by me, with the backup support of my sons,Shane and Skye, as technical and computer managers. My daughter,Amber also contributes valuable support in the areas of computer and secretarial. My two little boys,Cheyenne and Grey Hawk also help me in many ways,like bringing me food & drinks when I get so involved on the computer that I don't stop to eat or rest.They also help me pick out Neat pictures to put on my site.Cheyenne and Hawk also bring me lovely little gifts,like wild flowers,or a special piece of wood or rock that they found.These always brighten my day.Thankyou,my sweet little boys!

I work with you as a partner, in the healing and wellness process.

Noone can establish balance in another's life. It is up to each of us to look at our lives honestly,to assess where our imbalances are, and to make corrections where they are needed.

Health is more than the absence of disease.Health is a state of optimal well-being.

Optimal well-being goes Beyond the curing of illness,to one of Achieving Wellness.Achieving wellness requires balancing all the various aspects of the person:physical,emotional,mental,spiritual.

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BY KIETH MALLETT

Many People are unaware that many Afro-Americans are also of Native American descent.

"THE TRADITION OF GIFTING (OR) BLESSING
AN ELDER, TEACHER, OR HEALER"

The practicing of Medicine ways was a full time job for the responsibility, the well-being, and emotional balance of the Tribe/Villagers belonging to the Medicine Woman/Man.

In return for her/his services, he was cared for by the members of the Tribe/Village. She always had food, shelter, her needs met, assistance when it was needed, and special "Spirit" gifts that showed the honor and respect of her/his people. This was how the Medicine Women/Men were "paid".

As much as many Natives consider me asking for some type of payment for my services distasteful, I have had to do it, because I deal with many Nationalities, who's customs are different from Native American beliefs, and who are unaware of the Rudeness of Non-payment of Some Sort. Also, I do not live within the boundaries/borders of a Tribe, where my needs would other-wise be taken care of by the Tribal members. Even many Native Americans have lost their way (and/or) knowledge concerning a payment of sorts as an Offering, Blessing, or Gifting, to an Elder, Teacher, or Healer.

This offering is Usually done BEFORE YOU EVER EVEN ASK FOR ANYTHING OF IMPORTANCE concerning a healing, instruction, or direction,(in the "Old" days, an offering of Tobacco, or Sage was made).

It is showing honor and respect for what is being offered.

To ask for such, without an offering, is considered to be Rude and Disrespectful.

As previously stated, even many Native Americans are Now, also unaware of this custom, because they were raised outside of a Traditional N.A. system or home.

In my studies of other Indigenous Peoples, world-wide, one will find this same common practice, although slightly different, depending on the individual culture.

Examples of the type of "Gifting/Blessing" you may offer for my services:

A handmade, N.A. Pipe, flute, or drum, dream-catcher, talking stick or feather

Beadwork,jewelery,

Stones, such as: turquoise, amber, jade, aqua-marine, coral, mother of pearl, etc.

Handmade items such as clothing, moccasins, quilts,
blankets, Artwork, etc.(Handmade items actually mean more to me than money).You do not necessarily have to make an Indian object.

If you live near by, you could offer to work on the car,
help feed and water animals,
plant or weed a garden,
pay a bill, buy groceries,
make cookies, a good cake, pie, stew, or meal.

If You Prefer to make an "Offering" of cash, I ask you to be guided by "Spirit" as to what you feel is the proper amount.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1.Why should I choose you over a standard M.D.?

Modern medicine has only been around for about 200 yrs., Traditional Med. or Natural Med.has been around for thousands of years. Practioners of modern med. view the body as essentially a series of independent parts.They treat those parts only after they become diseased.Disease is dealt with by killing the causing agent or by removing part of the body through surgery. Cold medicines for example,reduce the fever, discomforts,and runny nose.They do not address the underlying causes as to why the person got the cold in the first place. A growing body of evidence shows that antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs weaken the body's immune system and make us more susceptible to illness over the long run.Traditionalist or Naturopaths believe that all parts of the body, including the mind, emotions, and spirit work together as a unit, as a whole. If one part is out of order or harmony, it effects all the other parts. Natural med. work in harmony with your own immune system,boosting it, and strengthing it.

3. Aren't herbs dangerous because they are not well researched?

This is entirely false.Many plants have an extensive body of laboratory research relating to their medicinal properties and more is being done all the time.But beyond this, they have their history of use.This is far more relevant to the real world, since we don't live in a controlled,double-blind scenario. With their history of use and the analytical reasoning of using them, a body of knowledge is built up around each plant.Today , many of our herbs have a documented, detailed record of real-world clinical use which goes back for millennia.

4. Can Herbs be as effective as Pharmaceutical meds., when most are not standardized?

Herbs work in a whole different way than pharmaceutical drugs do, with a whole different goal. It's like comparing apples to oranges. While conventional meds. attack the disease, herbs work with the body's natural healing process. Herbs are generally used to move the body toward health, not force change.Standardization is the catch-word used by the pharmaceutical cos. to convince you that they have captured the highest essence or active ingredient possible of the plant. But again, Herbs or plants don't act the same way as a man-made or artifical drug do.The standardized herb may be consistent,but they sacrifice the benefits found naturally in the whole, unprocessed herb. All parts of the plant combine to give it its complex effect.There is nothing you can put in your body, which will not have, in some way, an effect on the rest of your body,and the way it functions. Similarly, in an herb, every component has its purpose.Many people, from all walks of life, find relief and health thru the use of herbs, in some cases, even after being told that they would never be healthy again, or would die soon. Herbs have a track record of being safe and effective that is unparalleled by modern medicine.

5. What does Traditionally Trained mean?

Traditional training simply means being apprenticed or journeymanned. It is one of society's Oldest Forms of Education.In many cultures herbal training occurs Almost Exclusively through Apprenticeship. Traditional use occurs in the context of a Traditional Medical System. This healing system may have evolved over hundreds of years or even thousands of years and be part of a great culture. It may be part of a smaller or more primative culture,but the Important Point is that traditional use is the refined knowledge of many generations, carefully evaluated and re-evaluated by many practioners of the craft. That information should be rated highly because it has evolved over many years in large numbers of people.

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If you do not wish to e-mail me, you may contact me by writing to:

J. Nolan, Healing With Nature
1101 south 7th st.
Box 99
Conroe, Tx. 77301.

Thankyou for visiting Healing With Nature.Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed and appreciated. If there is a particular subject you would like to see me write on, please let me know.