Recently I read this article on Facebook writing about how Prince Charles in UK is urging medics to use THERAPEUTIC YOGA to treat medical illnesses.

Prince Charles: ‘This not only benefits the individual, but also conserves precious and expensive health resources for others.’

This reminds me of an essential oils workshop that I went few months back in Singapore. The speaker is a friend of my sister, and she was sharing about how the way medicinal drugs are prescribed does not prevent nor treat the root of the illness, but more to  treating or relieving the symptoms of the illness. Which got me thinking, yes that is actually true – and that is how humans become reliant on a certain type of drug that they cannot live without it, or that the dosage of the drug just becomes higher as time passes because the body is so immune to it.

The saying goes “Preventive is always better than cure”. So if there are alternative healing methods aside from medicinal drugs, I would recommend one to give it a try or try both at the same time to achieve the best healing effects.

“The NHS website already suggests yoga is ‘beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress’.   

Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said some of the additional funding pledged under the NHS Long Term Plan – announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock last month – would be spent on yoga classes.”

Hopefully one day our little red dot will recognize the benefits of yoga and incorporate it as part of the national health funding like how UK is planning :)