Treating the Whole Person
Our body has an exquisite ability to rebalance and heal itself. The goal of the natural therapies is to assist and encourage this process.
I treat the patient, not just the illness, and I consider the individual in the context of his or her life. I use homeopathy, Applied Kinesiology, and non-force chiropractic to stimulate the body's healing mechanisms.
Symptoms are the body's way of communicating with us. To make sense of these messages, we must look at the context in which the symptoms exist— our lives. We can then understand and address the emotional and environmental components.
It is clear to me that natural health care alternatives must be explored before more invasive medical and surgical approaches are employed. Sometimes less is more: the body is a natural healing system that can rebalance itself when honored and encouraged.
HEALTHCARE FOR CHILDREN
Newborn to Adolescence
My work is gentle and effective with many illnesses common to childhood such as colic, digestive disturbances, upper respiratory infections, ear infections, asthma, childhood structural development. With my MFT and background in child development, I also work successfully with behavioral difficulties, ADD, and ADHD.
There are times when allopathic (conventional Western medicine) is appropriate, and in these situations, I refer the child to their medical practitioner and work in concert. However, allopathic methods may be shortsighted, looking to stop symptoms without treating the underlying causes of disease. This can often lead to more serious consequences— we are now seeing that some chronic complaints may be a result of medical over-intervention as children.
I maintain that natural health alternatives should be tried before more invasive approaches are used, and I work with the family to decide what course of treatment is appropriate for the particular child.
The Unique Concerns
Women's health problems, resulting from the complex nature of the female reproductive system, often respond well to natural health care approaches. I utilize a unique combination of skills to work with these specific concerns, giving nutritional and herbal protocols and prescribing as a classically trained homeopath. Patients experience relief from hormonal imbalances, PMS, menopausal symptoms, allergies, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and other chronic illnesses.
Applied Kinesiology in diagnosis and gentle chiropractic manipulation may also be employed to further tap into the body's wisdom, reestablishing optimum balance.
My objective is to empower women, working in partnership with them to encourage their own inner healing wisdom. In the exploration of the factors that make up their life, and thus their health, we can together decipher the language of their bodies.