Hi there. Welcome to the new medicine, truly WHOLE PERSON medicine, where we don't seek to manage symptoms. Instead, we get to the root causes so you can finally start living fully alive.
Chronic illness is terribly prevalent now. It is estimated that a about 80% of dis-ease is stress-induced. The worst part is that conventional medicine has no idea how to treat chronic dis-ease. Even traditional functional medicine pushes too hard on an already stressed out body. It is my firm belief that we must stop trying to "fix" our bodies, and, instead, honor right where they are. Our symptoms and our intuition house so much wisdom. It's time to start hearing what our very wise bodies are trying to say.
It takes more than trading in pharmaceuticals for herbs or nutraceuticals to bring your body back into balance. Doing this is not true "holistic" medicine. This is still the medical model (just with herbs and nutraceuticals instead of pharmaceuticals). It is still trying to "fix" symptoms without regard for our inherent body wisdom.
The current medical model is broken. Treating symptoms with herbs or nutraceuticals without getting to the root cause can actually cause the same dysfunction that treating symptoms with pharmaceuticals can.
So, instead, what is the answer? Looking at all parts of you: physical, mental, emotional, energetic/spiritual, relationship, and professional realms. Your whole life, all that you've experienced, your genetics, your nervous system, and your history of trauma all matter. If we aren't looking at all of these aspects, then we are not practicing whole-person medicine.
So many "experts" out there think they have the answers. So many are pushing restrictive diets, punishing workouts, exhausting rituals, and so on. At the end of the day, you're just as worn out by "healing" as you are by the dis-ease. Maybe you're starting to suspect that there's more to life than managing symptoms with these restrictive protocols.
There, is, indeed a better way. Enter the whole-person approach.
My Unique Brand of Mindbody, Holistic, Intuitive Wellness
A long time in the making
I am a rebel, irreverent to the current state of modern medicine when it comes to treating lifestyle and chronic health concerns. Of course, for acute emergencies, modern medicine is amazing! If we break a leg, get an infection, or have an acute heart attack, I wouldn't want to be living at another time.
That said, I don't buy into the current approach to medicine where you match a symptom with a drug. People are getting sicker and sicker and most illness is stress-related. The current medical system cannot fix this. It's time for a new way.
We must remember our often forgotten innate body wisdom that we use to guide healing. We remove the blocks and let the body heal. And so we begin the work of unraveling what led to the dysfunction in the first place, supporting the body with whatever it needs to return to equilibrium. We get to the root cause, which is different for each person. We order labs as needed, based on you, not a prescribed panel for everyone.
Sometimes we use supplementation or herbs; sometimes we challenge ingrained beliefs, old mindsets, or unhealthy lifestyle patterns; sometimes we introduce more play and fun. It looks different each session and for each person.
The important thing to do now is see if this is right for you.