The Countess of Kent popularized a medical remedy powder, “The Countess of Kent’s Powder: good against all malignant and Pestilent diseases, French pox, Small Pox, Measles, Plague, Pestilence, malignant or Scarlet Fevers, (and) good against Melancholy.”
Modern Women in Holistic Health
In more recent times, women continue to further the study and use of natural health. Many women can be credited with developments in the holistic and energy healing fields. For example, Florence Kendall was part of a two-person team that created a new model of muscle testing, publishing a book on this holistic health tool called Muscles: Testing and Function. Two women, professor of nursing Dolores Krieger, and natural healer Dora Kunz, developed a new type of natural healing called Therapeutic Touch in the early 1970s. Reiki was initially created in Japan by men but was popularized in the West by a woman named Hawayo Takata. Many more examples exist! Additionally, women make up a majority (86.2%) of those practicing holistic health in the world today. At Discover Healing, many incredible women have furthered their journeys as healers, with certifications in energy healing methods The Emotion Code® and The Body Code™!
Women have taken on an important role in everyday health and healing. We’re grateful for the role that women have played in the development of holistic health, in recent years and throughout the ages!