Why Listening To Your Body Is The First Step To Healing

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.

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Patients are not a collection of body parts

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.

 

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Avoiding the Misuses of Objectivity in Healthcare

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.

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The Subjective in the SOAP: What We Know about Symptoms

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.

 

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Healthcare Has to be Personal to Work

 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.

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My Experience of “Disease” as a Personal Journey

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.

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