Consider the experience of pain: researchers cannot link the lesion/trauma to the degree of perceived pain in a reliable way. Though we may be able to understand some of the neuronal modulations and pathways, we can only surmise the degree of sensitivity felt, and there is a big gap when it comes to “lesional proof.”read more
The term “prescription” requires exploring the patient-doctor relationship. It should reaffirm the doctor’s purpose, opening up the healing dialogue. My conviction is that the body’s symptoms call upon us to LISTEN: they’re trying to say something.read more
If we are looking at the person as a whole, then terminology is important. Emotions deemed “suppressed” are in fact just expressed in another way.read more
Pain to me is when my brain and intuition are not inline. I call my intuition my soul spot, and when I am not listening to it I get anxiety and pain everywhere. When you are not listening to your body, it becomes painful and everything goes wrong. I can’t just use my brain to think, if I did I wouldn’t be able to heal. Instead, if I connect my brain to my emotions then everything is in harmony.read more
Assessment is crucial; it determines the Plan. This is the place and time that we evaluate and make sense of the entire symptomatology. My practice has uniquely positioned me to study and extend understanding of the various aspects that come into play in assessing the patient’s symptoms. The tendency to classify and match diseases with “appropriate” drugs is very limited; the patient’s symptomatology may not always fit neatly within existing categories. Real conditions might not be treated at all or only managed by diminishing or inhibiting symptoms.
summarizing how patients deal with their symptomatology, principally their objectives and objections. Solutions, or “prescriptions,” don’t mean anything without a context; thus it is essential to get to the fundamental objectives a patient has and their general objections and misconceptions regarding their health. Patients with a broader definition of health look for treatment and care reflective of their personal attitude towards health.read more
In health, the framework is the point of reference, based on conscious and unconscious extrapolations of possible etiologies and presumed outcomes. It is in the subjective experience of disease, and the underlying assumptions, not the objective findings, in which true assessment and prescription are found. Until those presumptions are clearly expressed and acknowledged by both patient and doctor, there is little support for healing.
pre-med training, four-year full time study in naturopathic medicine, and seven years of post-graduate training in homeopathic medicine and Bowen therapy, it turned out that none of these paths – in allopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, physical therapies, or psychological approaches – offered me a clear solution. No stand-alone therapy was complete without my full presence and engagement with it. I had to overcome all my objections and look at my belief system, investigate the operating presumptions before I could “surrender” into any approach at all.read more
Today, I am at peace with my health. I have “found myself” on this journey. I am free of scoliosis, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer, and I am living a life full of happiness and gratitude. I have realized that healing is about living life with consciousness and presence. Since 1992 I’ve helped thousands of patients and trained hundreds of students to achieve optimum health and to engage fully in their lives. In the series of posts to come, I’ll share those insights with you.read more
Medicine is not the only field experiencing these major shifts of perception. In fact, no field or profession is exempt from its skeptics, philosophers, or innovators. Take the field of law.read more