The education of alternative health and proper nutrition has multiplied rapidly in America. I am in this group and have learned a lot about going to God to heal my temple. I use a miswak tooth cleaning twig instead of a toothbrush. I drink living water from a spring that I found on findaspring.com. I consume raw dairy products, and I continually strive to eat foods that will nourish this earthly vessel. Those are just random samples of the dietary changes I have made, but I hear some Christians say there are some health practices I cannot do. Are there limits on how I can heal my body?
Let me think… I heard I can’t do yoga. I can’t use crystals to heal my body, color therapy, acupuncture, and the list goes on and on.
A guy revealed to me that 30 years ago he tried to help some fellow Christians with herbs, but they thought using herbs and essential oils was wiccan or demonic.
Fast forward to today, and now many Christians believe that herbs are okay but not other things, like crystals, color therapy, light therapy, or body stretching? We must remember that almighty God created human beings, colors, shapes, crystals, and everything else we find on earth for a purpose. (Colossians 1:16)
For example, crystal healing has been around for thousands of years, and it is not new age. I have personally used crystals to heal various minor pains in my body, and I place sun charged crystals in my drinking water (when I can’t get to the local spring). When I drink this water, I feel energized. Problems are relieved, and it tastes delicious. The sun is our source of energy, and it gives life to everything on earth, like Christ.
God made us and all of His creation with some kind of force or energy, and these energies have color. We must absorb various colors. If we take a look around, we see color all over the earth, and this is just a symbol of the color we will bathe in, in the New Jerusalem. (Rev 21:15-21) (Isaiah 54:11,12)
I believe certain alternative health methods are frowned upon by some Christians because we have been conditioned to think this way in this society. But we can choose to look deeper. Some developed countries have embedded the idea that the healing powers of the raw earth are primitive to man-manipulated remedies, and these remedies are more sophisticated than what God left on the earth.
If we look at some underdeveloped places, or go back in time thousands of years ago, we will see that many humans on the earth were (and are) using these normal things. In America, we have de-evolved from our natural roots for an exchange of toxic chemicals, pesticides, pollution, convenience, and greed.
I think preventative care is our first line of defense, which can be accomplished with knowledge and natural healers. And conventional doctors can be used when necessary. They are useful for emergencies, surgeries (which the native Incas performed without modern technology), certain diagnosing, and routine checkups. With knowledge, the right diet, and preventative care, there should only be a rare occurrence where one must go to a conventional doctor. After such an occurrence, one can go back to God’s elements for proper healing. Of course, we now have doctors who use functional and integrative medicine, which can be helpful.
I think the best kind of doctor is a Christian who assists in balancing every part of your being, is knowledgeable about various alternative health methods & scientific knowledge, and knows about constitutional nutrition. This person can have deep insight into the spirit-soul-body connection and will be able to connect dots if God has given them a Healing Gift.
Now, the problem with some of these alternative methods is not the method, it is what accompanies it. They use natural healing elements or healing bodily positions (like yoga which emphasizes the triangle) combined with what we believe to be “demonic doctrine,” and we think, well, that can’t be right. Well, it’s not right. Taking something good and tainting it is what this world is all about.
Some people who use herbs believe that they heal their spirit (breath), but we know that True Spiritual healing comes from Jesus Christ. So if you use these alternative or ‘earth’ healing practices, do not meditate on what they believe but on what you believe day and night (Joshua 1:8, & Psalm 1:2), as Biblical meditation brings healing to your whole being.
Now that I think about, when it comes to modern medicine, if we go back in history, we find some chemists scoffed at earth remedies and felt they could do better (though they still use God’s stuff). And what was the outcome of their creations? Medications that do not truly heal but put a band-aid on an ailment. These medicines are not natural and throw the body out of balance, which will eventually lead to more sickness when used for long periods. America is seeing this and are becoming aware of God’s Pharmacy, which, of course, heals correctly if given time.
So what does this mean? Well, to me it means that you should look to God for answers. You will know because it will not contradict His Word. We all have strengths and weaknesses; and some things that I can do, may not be wise for you to do as you may be weaker and vice versa.
We also must keep in mind that we are under Christ’s blood and not the law of the Old Testament. If we don’t remember that, we become enslaved all over again, and Jesus’ sacrifice means nothing. We have the Holy Spirit and the Bible to help us, and if we constantly gain spiritual discernment, we will not go wrong.