This last weekend we visited Josep Pàmies garden of medicinal plants in Balaguer (Lérida). When we arrived and approached the gardens where Josep and his associates cultivate hundreds of medicinal plants we experienced that sensation of harmony and beauty that comes from places in nature that man treats with love and respect.
No chemical products are utilized in Pàmies horticoles to grow the plants and they (probably because of this) look splendid. Many of the plants are well known such as echinacea, oregano, thyme, mint, calendula, nettle, dandelion or horsetail.
Others are much more exotic, like Perilla or Shiso, that the Japanese use to neutralize and kill the worm anisakis in crude fish; Sutherlandia frutescens, from South Africa, that can be used against Aids; The Kalanchoes, (originally from South America) with cancer fighting properties; Stevia which regulates blood sugar and can be of great help for diabetics.
We could go on indefinitely: Artemisia, that combats malaria; Hipericum,for people with depression; Epilobio, indicated for problems with the prostate; Chanca piedra (stone breaker) for kidney stones etc., etc.
We strongly recommend a visit to Josep’s paradise; not just to see the plants, but you also have the opportunity to attend a meeting where people exchange their personal experiences on how the plants have helped them. Everybody can ask for advice about their own particular health problems from two experts in the use of medicinal plants.
Don’t miss reading Una dulce revolución, by Josep Pàmies: pass some precious moments and learn about plants, health and much, much more.
On 26, 27 and 28 June we were at the Symposium of Médicos, Terapeutas y Sanadores in Donosti. We had a stand in the concourse and gave short shiatsu and chair treatments (+/- 15 minutes) on the Saturday and Sunday. We treated over 60 people and received many encouraging comments and a lot of interest in how we give and apply our work.
Among the many comments written, some people described as having felt the following sensations after their treatments:- “liberated, connected, unblocked, like new, aligned, energised, in harmony.
We are delighted and grateful that our short treatments were able to produce these healing sensations and thank all those who commented.
It has been many years since either of us has given so many treatments over extended hours to so many people and we expected some physical reaction in our bodies after the weekend. To our surprise we have suffered no tiredness or stiffness – on the contrary, since the weekend we have felt and still do, energised, agile and open. We see this clearly as a result of the way in which we use and have taught our students to use their bodies when giving a treatment. If we weren’t sure before, we are now.
We met many people and got to know about a variety of effective new and old, alternative / complementary therapies that are helping people every day.
We found it very encouraging to see that a growing number of traditionally trained medical doctors are open to discussing and accepting the validity and effectiveness of alternative / complementary therapies.
Lets all look forward to more Symposiums of this nature and a future where a true fully integrated medicine can be practised.