The mission of SomaVeda® is to:
1) Promote healing, education, and service as a Humanitarian Aid Mission and Service.
2) Explore and practice integrative, non-invasive, vitalistic, holistic, natural therapeutics and healing modalities, enabling people to live freely and happily the lives they dream possible for themselves and their families for the benefit of humanity.
3) Educate, train, certify, and develop degree and diploma programs based on integrative approaches to traditional systems of healing and medicine from the N.A.I.C. perspective, such as Thai Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda, SomaVeda®Thai Yoga Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy, Indigenous or Native American Medicine, and or any healing modality from any tradition concurrent with our aims and beliefs.
4) Develop training, certification, and diploma programs in ecclesiastical (spiritual-based) and Biblically-based health and wellness solutions.
5) Provide the NAIC Legal Shield Authorizations, including NAIC LCHT Licentiate licenses for practitioners, therapists, physicians, and counselors offering spiritually based Holistic services and healing as ministry and sacred duty.
We refer to this as Indigenous Holistic Science Ministerial/ Pastoral/Clerical Humanitarian Aid Services and Medicine (I.H.S.M.). I.H.S.M. is developed as a ministerial religious therapeutic approach to health incorporating indigenous, tribal, traditional, and scripturally valid science with Bible-based natural law to assess, improve, and restore good physical, mental, and spiritual health. The focus of I.H.S.M. is not on disease and treatment of disease but on analyzing the genesis of poor health and utilizing the natural law, including physical, mental, and spiritual insights for health from scripture and traditions derived from indigenous clerical medicine to bring about healing.
I.H.S.M. does not intend to focus on disease or treatment of disease and avoids any techniques and substances that interfere with the natural order.
We believe that most disease has spiritual roots and see our role as supporting a vital, functional life as nature (spirit) intended. I.H.S.M. includes but is not limited by the following: Ministerial/ Clerical/ Pastoral/ Medicine person or Elder practiced Therapeutics, Ministerial/ Clerical/ Pastoral/ Medicine person or Elder practiced Counseling, Ministerial/ Clerical/ Pastoral/ Medicine person or Elder practiced Clinical Natural Medicine or Ministerial/ Clerical/ Pastoral/ Medicine person or Elder practiced Traditional Naturopathy and or Nature Cure. These programs aim to establish a basis for professional I.H.S.M. medical standards and to license (Tribal Authorization), supporting the entire scope of practice in spiritually based therapeutics for mind, body, and spirit.
Spiritually based religious therapeutics include and are not limited to Nutritional Counseling, Clerical Physical and or Manual Therapy (Chirothesia), Psychological/ Emotional Therapy, Counseling for Mental Well Being, the use of traditional Native American and Indigenous ritual/ ceremony and sacrament for total well being (N.A.I.C.), Non-invasive standardized evaluation and assessment, Clia-Waived testing and assessment protocols, Multi-modality therapeutic approaches using any natural energies, ceremonies/ rituals/ meditations/ prayers/ Puja, sacraments or substances that spirit and nature have provided. Our healing sacrament and apothecary or “Medicine Chest,” is intended to heal those of the sick and the infirm using natural agents and products such as foods, soups, herbs, teas, salts, oils, fats, and water; specific cures and tried traditional remedies; and supernatural agents including spiritual counseling, prayer, divination, worship, fasting, application of sacred waters, sacred salts, sacred foods; herbs, oils, and perfumes. We aim to restore the harmony of nature, man, and spirit to oneness.
SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® is more than using a little of this and a little of that! Indigenous Traditional energetic systems such as Classical Ayurveda, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), ITTM (Indigenous Thai Traditional Medicine), Traditional Homeopathy, Native American Medicine, and Western Medicine arts and sciences such as Allopathy, Osteopathy Psychology, etc., have long been portrayed as being entirely at opposition with one another. This has been true to the present time. However, it is now possible for us forward-thinking individuals to beat the swords we have been using to denigrate and compete with each other into the plowshares, which will create the optimum environment for many types of healing experiences for our clients.
As we move away from a place where the definition of wellness and health is the “absence of disease,” we explore a model that portrays the human patient as a complete whole. Spirit, Mind, Body, and Nature cannot be taken or considered separate, unrelated parts of us. We separate them only as a mental exercise, for in reality, they are one. Their functions and existence overlap and are interdependent, synergistic, and sympathetic to the degree that we only begin to suspect. They are variations in perspective more or less evident as one looks at a person from different angles of viewpoint and prejudice.
The Spirit, Mind, Body, and Nature work together to create the instrument by which our very soul is manifest and able to interact and communicate with the material world and the universe of which we are a part. In oriental medicine, humans are described as “conduits” between the twin towers of the Celestial influences and energies of Heaven and the terrestrial forces and powers of the Earth. We say simply as between Father Sky and Mother Earth. We are how the Heavens feel wet grass between the toes and how the Earth sees the stars.
Native Americans say, “Mitakoe Oyasin” (Lakota), “We are all relatives.” This infers we are living constituents in a living cosmology of all life and are directly related to all life in some way.
SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®, such as SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, is the authorized indigenous, traditional, Christ-centered medicine system adopted and incorporated into I.H.S.M. and Tribal primary care by the Native American Indigenous Church. I.H.S.M. is entirely legal to be practiced between N.A.I.C. members and by authorized healers in all 50 states of the US. Our N.A.I.C. SomaVeda® healing practices and religious therapies are protected as Native American Religious Therapeutics, spiritual and spiritually based ministerial/ pastoral/ clerical medicine. (See About N.A.I.C. and Legal Compliance)
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